Neil Lennon Explains Kaiyne Woolery's Ipswich Omission

  • March 09, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Kaiyne Woolery's omission from the Bolton squad that drew with Ipswich Town on Tuesday was due to illness, according to manager Neil Lennon.

Woolery was initially named amongst the substitutes when team selections were made public one hour prior to kick-off, only to be withdrawn and replaced by Tom Walker as the game neared.

When asked what had prompted the sudden change of heart, Lennon revealed he had planned to hand only a second senior start to the 21-year-old, but was forced into altering plans when the player was struck down by illness earlier in the day.

"Woolery was going to start but he felt ill and was sick pre-match," Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester.

"He had a fitness test and felt he wasn't well enough to take part, so we had to make a change.

"I've never been at a club where players pull out on the day of a game so much in my life. I always thought you wanted to play."

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