Keith Andrews Discusses Regret at Bolton Move

  • January 11, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton midfielder Keith Andrews has spoken of his regret at joining the club, saying it was clear to see he had joined a club in decline.

Andrews joined Wanderers on a free transfer in June 2012, shortly after his release by West Bromwich Albion and on the back of an impressive showing at that summer's European Championships with the Republic of Ireland.

Now retired and established as a television pundit, Andrews admits he wanted to leave almost as soon as he had arrived at the club, whilst also expressing his sadness at the current state of affairs at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Speaking on The Keith Andrews show, he said: "The way that club has gone and declined is just sad.

"I signed for them after the Euros in 2012 and I'm not exaggerating, after my first day's training and driving home I was actually thinking 'What have I done?'.

"It felt like I'd walked into a circus. It felt like I'd walked into a social club.

"There was no structure with anything. There was no discipline and you could see within the space of a day why they'd been relegated.

"There was obviously financial problems even then and it just spiralled out of control.

"I signed bang on parachute because they'd just been relegated.

"Bolton fans don't like me because they see me as the timing of when the financial things went down.

"I had three years in total but I had a year there. The other two years I was on loan for full seasons because they didn't want me there and I didn't want to be there.

"It's a disaster. It just shows, as soon as a club becomes a little bit ill-disciplined financially and with recruitment, it's a slippery slope."

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