Adam Le Fondre Sympathises With Bolton Supporters

  • January 24, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Adam Le Fondre has kept a close eye on Bolton since leaving the club in August, and admits he hopes the club soon finds new ownership.

Le Fondre, who scored 21 goals in 75 appearances spread across three separate spells with Wanderers, left for Australian side Sydney FC last August in a move that both surprised and angered supporters alike.

Those same followers of the club protested against club owner Ken Anderson prior to Monday's game against West Bromwich Albion and Le Fondre believes the time has come for a new face, with deeper pockets than the current man in charge, is desperately needed at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"There was only really the one time I experienced a problem, when we had the strike over the late payment," Le Fondre told Sky Sports. "But I still speak to a few of the boys and obviously I can sympathise with what's happening.

"It's a horrible situation for the fans and the players. I am sure the chairman doesn't want to be putting the club through the mire.

"You'd hope he'd have the best interests of the club at heart and the club can find a new owner who will put the money in that the club needs."

A fans' favourite during his time with the Trotters, Le Fondre admitted the decision to move to the opposite side of the world wasn't taken lightly and that any doubts have been put to one side after an impressive start to life Down Under.

"It was a hard conversation with my wife but we decided that stepping out of our comfort zone together would be an unbelievable thing to do as a family," he added.

"It was a leap of faith that we took on the basis that this would be an adventure for us and it has been fully vindicated in this first five months.

"I saw this an opportunity to branch out and sort of rebrand myself and reinvent myself on the other side of the world. I felt like I had accomplished everything I needed in England.

"I have always been a player who wants to play games and I'd had a couple of seasons as an infrequent starter. It just felt the right opportunity at the right time."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
20 Southend United 0 0
21 Sunderland 0 0
22 Tranmere Rovers 0 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0
24 Bolton Wanderers 0 -12
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