Parkinson Predicts Bright Future for Struggling Bolton

  • April 11, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson has sympathised with Bolton's dwindling support but believes the club can still have a bright future under new ownership.

Parkinson, who has come under fire from Wanderers fans throughout the season, is on the brink of taking the club back into the third tier - with relegation likely to be confirmed over the Easter weekend.

Just over 12,000 were present for the Trotters' defeat at home to Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening and Parkinson admits the numbers came as no surprise, with fans tired of seeing negative off-field headlines on a regular basis.

"It's gone on for so long," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester. "I think that's the key for everybody at the training ground.

"I think the chairman himself didn't intend for these negotiations to drag on the way they have, but that's what happens when you try and sell a football club sometimes - especially when you get more than one interested party.

"But the falls guys along the way are the people who don't get paid and obviously the team and the supporters, who are seeing their team struggling and being in the paper for the wrong reasons.

"I am a firm believer that sooner rather than later, the club will be in the hands of different owners and there will be a lot to look forward to.

"Everyone is in this period of not knowing that is happening and obviously it's unsettling for the lads and the staff."

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22 Tranmere Rovers 0 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0
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