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Ex-Bolton striker John McGinlay brands situation a "total shambles"

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
John McGinlay has accused key stakeholders of “playing games” with staff and players at Wanderers as the administration tale took another twist yesterday.

After Wednesday’s High Court drama looked to have provided some clarity for Bolton supporters, a club statement issued yesterday cast some doubt on who exactly would be appointing and funding an administrator and how long the process could take.

McGinlay was shocked that Ken Anderson – who now claims to have issued a Notice of Intent to the court – also insisted a set of ‘web-notes’ was launched while the winding-up hearing was still in session.

The aftermath has been similarly difficult to stomach for the former Scotland international who is keen to see an administrator appointed and some stability restored.

“I’m bewildered by it all,” he said. “Two parties can put it into administration, nobody outright taking responsibility and fans are left wondering what is going on. It’s a total shambles, it really is.

“The timing of the chairman’s notes on Wednesday, I mean, you just couldn’t make it up. The absolute neck on the man.

“The games are still being played right up to the bitter end and like everyone else I’m just sick and tired of the whole thing.

“It needs sorting quickly because this club is dying on its feet.”

Administration will mean a 12-point penalty in League One next season coupled with any punishment from the EFL for failing to fulfil fixtures.

McGinlay is praying a buyer for the club can be found quickly – and one who can avoid the controversy which has followed Anderson during his three years at the helm.

“The outcome of Wednesday a positive one to an extent because it means we will hopefully get an owner who is here for the right reasons and not to further their own agenda,” he said.

“It needs to be about football, not making money.

“I don’t think anyone begrudges an owner making money if the club is doing well. They are more than entitled to do so but we need people with a football mindset right now because this club needs to correct its course.”


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