‘Magnificent’ – Sam Allardyce makes Bolton Wanderers promotion claim | OneFootball
‘Magnificent’ – Sam Allardyce makes Bolton Wanderers promotion claim
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Former Bolton Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce has told the Manchester Evening News that it would be magnificent if the club could achieve another promotion this season.
The Trotters are currently attempting to get to grips with life back in Sky Bet League One after achieving automatic promotion last term from League Two and are looking to be as competitive as ever this season under their manager Ian Evatt.
Bolton currently occupy 13th place in the league standings at the time of writing and will be keen to improve on their recent run of just two wins in their last last six games across all competitions.
Now Allardyce has had his say on what he has seen from Evatt’s side, before making the following admission about the prospect of another promotion:
“Double promotions are few and far between if you go back in history, so the Bolton fans shouldn’t get their hopes up too high just yet.
“If he does achieve that, what a magnificent achievement that would be. In the history of Bolton Wanderers, the last time it happened it was Bruce Rioch and Toddy (Colin Todd) who brought them back through the divisions, in my time it was Ian Greaves.
“(The club) has an unfortunate history of dropping down the leagues but has always managed to make its way back, and I hope that happens again.”
Allardyce previously managed the Trotters in the Premier League and during his time with the club became a firm favourite with the fans to this day.
Meanwhile Bolton will be back in league action next Tuesday as they take on Fleetwood Town at the Highbury Stadium.
It would be some achievement if Bolton did indeed achieve yet another promotion this season but in order for that to happen a lot will have to change.
Wanderers have shown a lack of tactical knowhow over the past few weeks and their lack of depth has greatly been exposed by injuries.
Evatt is doing his best to get a tune out of the players that he does have available, however things aren’t looking as good for them at present as they were earlier in the campaign.
However with the January transfer window to come, there is every chance that they could eat up the ground on the top six in the weeks and months ahead.