It has been a nightmare season for Bolton Wanderers, both on and off the pitch.
On Saturday afternoon, the team lost their third straight game in the Championship, falling to a 2-0 defeat away at Swansea City in a result which now leaves the team sat seven points adrift of safety in 23rd in the Championship table.
To further compound their misery, Phil Parkinson’s side had both Craig Noone and David Wheater sent off as the Trotters finished the game with nine men, further thinning their options in what is already a slim squad.
Yet that result is the least of Bolton’s worries, with the club in even greater turmoil off the field than they are on it. Financial problems have hit hard, with players and staff being underpaid and paid late throughout the season on a consistent basis, with it difficult to see where the cash problems will cease.
Their woes have further intensified this week, with Monday seeing a new low in their plight down the Football League.
Bolton were forced to close their training ground on Monday morning due to food shortages, meaning the squad’s fringe players that were due in for training were told not to report to Lostock. Medical and support staff were also given the day off due to the shortage of supplies.
Both first-team and academy players are all set to return to the training ground today after fuel was delivered to the club yesterday, as Ken Anderson continues to try in vein to sell the club.