STRICKEN TROT­TERS HANDED RESPITE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BOLTON coukd be granted more time to find much­needed in­vest­ment af­ter boss Neil Len­non re­vealed Mon­day’s sched­uled wind­ing-up pe­ti­tion may be de­layed.

The Cham­pi­onship club are sad­dled with debts amass­ing to nearly £173m and are be­ing chased by the HMRC for un­paid taxes re­port­edly worth £600,000.

The Trot­ters had asked for more time to seek in­vest­ment or sell the club – owner Ed­die Davies is will­ing to write off loans in or­der to se­cure the sale – with fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor Trevor Birch over­see­ing the ef­forts.

And Len­non said:“Speak­ing to Trevor Birch he seems con­fi­dent that there are things that can be done.

“We may get an ex­ten­sion to the tax hear­ing on Mon­day, which is good news and buys us a bit more time to get in­vest­ment in.”

Bolton have been try­ing to keep the wolf from the door by sell­ing play­ers but trans­fers of striker Zach Clough and mid­fielder Mark Davies – to league ri­vals Bris­tol City and Sh­effield Wed­nes­day re­spec­tively – fell through last week.

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