Ken Anderson Defends Cut-Price Zach Clough Sale

  • February 13, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson insists he had no choice but to sell Zach Clough to Nottingham Forest, as Bolton required funds to settle outstanding payments.

Clough completed a deadline day transfer to the City Ground for an undisclosed fee reported to have been in the region of £3million, just weeks after the Wanderers chairman suggested a deal would only go through if the club received an offer in excess of £10million.

Whilst acknowledging his statement, Anderson claims the goalposts were moved when businesses withdrew support, forcing the Trotters into a sale in order to free up funds at short notice.

"When I made that statement, we were working with trade creditors, suppliers and business trading partners who were all being very supportive," Anderson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"One or two of those people were subsequently no longer prepared to support the club financially and give us more time, so we had to find ways to pay those people.

"I had spoken to Dean, written to him to ask if he would contribute alongside me pro-rata to our shareholdings.

"He, on many occasions, failed to respond to any emails or blatantly refuses."

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