Trevor Birch & Terry Robinson Leave Bolton

  • March 22, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the departures of both Trevor Birch and Terry Robinson, after their temporary roles came to an end.

Birch joined Wanderers in November, where he occupied an advisory role to board members after it was announced chairman Phil Gartside was seriously ill with cancer - a disease to which he lost his life in February.

The man partly responsible for the survival of clubs such as Portsmouth and Leeds United in years gone by, Birch acted as a public figure during takeover talks between Eddie Davies and numerous interested parties. He was also present at the High Court on multiple occasions, where he, along with barrister Hilary Stonefrost, helped stave off the threat of not only administration, but liquidation also.

Robinson, a former chairman at Bury, linked up with Bolton at the end of December, tasked with helping oversee outgoing transfer activity.

Lucrative deals involving Zach Clough and Mark Davies failed to materialise during the January transfer window, which could have seen Wanderers pocket upwards of £4million, although Wanderers did manage to trim their wage bill with the departures of Shola Ameobi, as well as loan moves for the likes of Liam Feeney and out-of-favour Francesco Pisano.

Further to weekend reports that vice-chairman Brett Warburton and fellow board advisor Richard Gee were to step down from their positions at the club, it has now been confirmed that the former has resigned from his role with immediate effect.

A statement from Warburton, posted on the club's official website, read: "It has been a privilege to serve on the Bolton Wanderers board for more than 25 years, but Eddie's decision to sell his shares, coupled with Phil's sad passing, seemed to mark a watershed and the right time for me to stand aside and resign as a director.

"I would like to wish both Ken Anderson and Dean Holdsworth every success as they strive to forge a successful future for this great football club.

"Anybody who knows me will understand just how much Bolton Wanderers means to me and I look forward to watching and supporting the team as a fan going forward."

Dean Holdsworth, the new chief executive officer at Macron Stadium, added: "On behalf of everyone associated with the club, I'd like to thank Brett for all of his hard work and dedication down the years.

"Brett has had a long affiliation with the club over many years and we of course wish him the very best in his future endeavours."

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