Bolton Scout Can't Afford to Watch Opposition Clubs

  • April 12, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton are no longer scouting opposition clubs, with chief scout Tim Breacker unable to afford transport to and from games.

Breacker, who racked up more than 500 appearances during a playing career which saw him represent Luton Town, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, previously worked alongside Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson at Charlton Athletic and Bradford City before defecting to the University of Bolton Stadium in June 2016.

The 53-year-old's primary role is to provide information for upcoming fixtures but Parkinson says Breacker is no longer able to fulfil his obligations after going more than three months without a wage.

"There's no sign of when he's going to get any of his money," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Tim Breacker hasn't been paid for three months and can't afford to put diesel in his car to watch games to help us work on the opposition.

"There's lots of smaller scenarios around the training ground which are happening.

"Between us all we're trying to work out a scenario that gives us all the best chance to be paid which doesn't affect the club's ability to be sold.

"We're trying to work with the chairman towards that. At the moment he's away so it's difficult to contact him as there's a time difference in the country he's in.

"Equally the lads want to know about the wages because, in two weeks' time, the next month's wages are due."

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