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Hall or nothing: Is winger's Wanderers fate already sealed?

The Bolton News: Rob Hall is heading to MK Dons

6:59am Tuesday 28th July 2015

ROB Hall’s tasty performance at Scunthorpe United may have given Neil Lennon some food for thought – but has the wide man left it too late to prevent a Wanderers exit?

INSIDE WANDERERS: Where there's a will, there's a way – why Stuart Holden's future rests in his own hands

The Bolton News:

10:18am Sunday 26th July 2015

“HOW do you end a chapter of your life that has defined you for over 20 years, when the conclusion to that chapter seems very much unresolved?”

Neil Danns says Wanderers can go places after his own globetrotting summer

The Bolton News: Neil Danns in pre-season action for Wanderers at Morecambe

7:43am Saturday 25th July 2015

NEIL Danns says his adventurous summer on the international front has whet his appetite for success with Wanderers.

Lennon outlines reasons for Pratley absence in Wanderers friendly

The Bolton News: New skipper Darren Pratley in action against SC Paderborn last night. Picture by Besim Mazhiqi

11:29pm Friday 24th July 2015

NEIL Lennon confirmed that skipper Darren Pratley missed tonight’s 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United with a back strain.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Scunthorpe United 1 Bolton Wanderers 1

The Bolton News:

1:35pm Friday 24th July 2015

Neil Lennon's side look to build on Tuesday night's encouraging win against Oldham Athletic with a visit to League One outfit Scunthorpe. All the build-up, match text commentary and reaction after the game with chief football writer Marc Iles.

Wanderers target on the verge of a deal with Championship rivals Hull City

The Bolton News: Ryan Taylor

8:17am Friday 24th July 2015

WANDERERS appear to have lost out on full-back Ryan Taylor after he trained with Hull City this week.

Lennon looking to add some iron to Wanderers in Scunthorpe United friendly

The Bolton News: AVAILABLE: Mark Davies is expected to be back for Wanderers' trip to Scunthorpe

8:01am Friday 24th July 2015

FRIDAY night friendlies don’t come more glamorous than Scunthorpe United – and Neil Lennon is hoping Glanford Park is where he can really start separating the men from the boys.

Lennon insists his eyes are wide open on Wanderers' financial issues

The Bolton News: Wanderers manager Neil Lennon

7:16am Friday 24th July 2015

NEIL Lennon insists Wanderers’ financial issues have not come as a major surprise to him.

Wanderers defender Ream will soon be homeward bound after US suffers shock semi-final exit at Gold Cup

The Bolton News: PUSH IT: Tim Ream feels he was fouled in the build-up to Wigan's equaliser

9:13am Thursday 23rd July 2015

TIM Ream’s US suffered a shock exit at the semi-final stage of the Gold Cup with a 2-1 defeat against Jamaica in Atlanta last night.

Wanderers midfielder faces lay-off after midweek injury at Oldham

The Bolton News: Tom Walker in action at Wigan on Saturday when he netted his first senior goal

7:40am Thursday 23rd July 2015

TOM Walker faces up to 10 days on the sidelines after limping out of Wanderers’ midweek win at Oldham.

Feeney: I hope people keep writing off Wanderers

The Bolton News: VOLLEY: Liam Feeney in action against Oldham

7:03am Thursday 23rd July 2015

LIAM Feeney wants people to continue writing off Wanderers’ chances in the Championship this season.

Ex-Crystal Palace striker closes in on deal at Wanderers

The Bolton News: PLAUDITS: Stephen Dobbie's display against Oldham earned praise from Wanderers manager Neil Lennon

6:19am Thursday 23rd July 2015

STEPHEN Dobbie might just have played his way into a contract with Wanderers.

Late goal denies Wanderers victory at Stockport County

The Bolton News: Jamie Thomas had a chance

10:08pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

WANDERERS’ development squad were denied victory late on at Stockport County but kept up their impressive unbeaten pre-season record.

Neil Lennon still to decide on Stephen Dobbie's Bolton Wanderers future

The Bolton News: WAITING GAME: Stephen Dobbie's future at Wanderers is yet to be decided

6:08am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

THE jury is still out on Scottish striker Stephen Dobbie at Wanderers.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Oldham Athletic 0 Bolton Wanderers 2

The Bolton News:

1:11pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Wanderers are without a win in pre-season so far but with Neil Lennon looking to start getting serious with selection - the Bolton boss is likely to name a strong line-up at Boundary Park. All the gossip, match text commentary and reaction with chief football writer Marc Iles.

Ex-skipper Davies hopes Futsal competition can inspire future Wanderers

The Bolton News: IMPRESSIVE: Eastleigh FC came third in the Futsal Cup

6:34am Tuesday 21st July 2015

KEVIN Davies believes the success of Sunday’s Futsal showcase is a first major step towards the game being embraced across Bolton.

Wanderers' development squad keeps up fine pre-season form in North Wales

The Bolton News: Jamie Thomas scored both goals for the under-18s against Sunderland

10:11am Sunday 19th July 2015

WHILE things haven’t ran smoothly for the first team of late, Wanderers’ development squad kept up an unbeaten start to pre-season with a 2-1 win over Colwyn Bay yesterday.

INSIDE WANDERERS: Can Pratley's example show there is life after the boo-boys?

The Bolton News: Darren Pratley has got the fans back on side under Neil Lennon

8:02am Sunday 19th July 2015

DARREN Pratley’s transformation from boo-boy to club captain has been a heart-warming one, but should it make people think twice about giving players a fair go on the terraces?

PRE-SEASON REPORT: Free agents give Lennon some food for thought in Morecambe friendly defeat

The Bolton News:

10:46am Saturday 18th July 2015

STEPHEN Dobbie is doing everything he can do to convince Neil Lennon he is worth a contract at Wanderers – but the manager’s mind may well be elsewhere at present.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Morecambe 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

The Bolton News:

12:38pm Friday 17th July 2015

Wanderers are back in the UK and looking to chalk up their first win of pre-season. How will Neil Lennon's side fare? Find out with all the pre-match news, text commentary and reaction from 7pm.

Why Wanderers legend Kevin Davies wants to change the face of youth football in Bolton, one step-over at a time

The Bolton News: Antoine Sibierski, right, challenges Ivan Campo in their playing days. Sibierski is set to turn out for Kevin Davies' Futsal side on Sunday

7:03am Friday 17th July 2015

AS someone regularly billed as England’s last remaining old-fashioned centre-forward, it might surprise some to see Kevin Davies taking such an active role in Bolton’s footballing future.

Lennon: I have not written off Jay Spearing

The Bolton News: Jay Spearing will get a chance to revive his Wanderers career

5:35am Friday 17th July 2015

NEIL Lennon insists Jay Spearing definitely has a future at Bolton Wanderers.

"It’s not written out on the back of a cigarette packet" - medical man Mark Leather backs Bolton Wanderers' pre-season schedule

The Bolton News: Darren Pratley in action against SC Paderborn during the training camp in Austria. Picture by Besim Mazhiqi

7:02am Thursday 16th July 2015

EVERYONE, it seems, has an opinion on how Wanderers have managed their pre-season training schedules this summer – but only one man is really qualified to judge.

Woolery on target again for Wanderers in slender win against Chorley

The Bolton News: Wanderers youngster Kaiyne Woolery

10:23pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

KAIYNE Woolery continued his excellent pre-season form with the only goal of the game as Wanderers lifted the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy against Chorley.

New boy Gary Madine relishing fresh start at Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Gary Madine (right) is congratulated by Stephen Debbie and Liam Feeney (hidden) after netting his first Wanderers goal on Monday. Picture by Besim Mazhiqi

7:07am Wednesday 15th July 2015

GARY Madine accepts he may never be able to escape his past – but in looking to the future at Bolton Wanderers he has every reason to be optimistic.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: My bearded nemesis is more about train lines than punch lines

The Bolton News:

7:08am Tuesday 14th July 2015

I’VE only been in Austria for a week but I have already found a nemesis.

Bolton Wanderers unlikely to add ex-Liverpool and England stopper Chris Kirkland to their ranks

The Bolton News: Former Sheffield Wednesday stopper Chris Kirkland has trained with Wanderers

7:08am Tuesday 14th July 2015

WANDERERS are unlikely to make a move for ex-Sheffield Wednesday and England keeper Chris Kirkland.

Darren Pratley gets the captain's armband at Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: New skipper Darren Pratley in action against SC Paderborn last night. Picture by Besim Mazhiqi

7:02am Tuesday 14th July 2015

DARREN Pratley has been installed as the new captain of Bolton Wanderers.

FRIENDLY MATCH VERDICT: SC Paderborn 4-1 Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Gary Madine was on target for Wanderers against SC Paderborn. Pictures by Besim Mazhiqi

8:09pm Monday 13th July 2015

TWIN town they may be – but there was nothing friendly about way Wanderers were dismantled by Paderborn last night as their Austrian trip ended in successive defeats.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: A rock n roll Wandering adventure

The Bolton News: FIGHTING TALK: Wanderers players get up-close-and-personal with their Sturm Graz counterparts during Saturday's pre-season friendly

7:45am Monday 13th July 2015

FOOTBALL smells better in Austria, no doubt about it.

Wanderers have to sell before we can buy – Neil Lennon

The Bolton News: Neil Lennon accepts he cannot bring players in unless he raises money from sales

6:06am Monday 13th July 2015

NEIL Lennon admits he will have to sell more players if he is to strengthen key positions before the start of the season.

Wanderers' Italian job cancelled - Charlton Athletic step in

The Bolton News: Wanderers seeded for first round cup draw

11:57am Sunday 12th July 2015

WANDERERS have shelved plans to face Chievo Verona for their final pre-season friendly, and will now line-up against Championship rivals Charlton Athletic on Friday, July 31.

Lennon on Sturm Graz friendly, Gary Madine debut and Leicester City speculation

The Bolton News:

10:05pm Saturday 11th July 2015

WANDERERS may have slipped to defeat in their first pre-season outing but Neil Lennon didn’t have many complaints with their performance against Sturm Graz.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Sturm Graz 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

The Bolton News:

10:38am Saturday 11th July 2015

Pre-season gets underway for Neil Lennon's side with a friendly against Austrian giants Sturm Graz. We'll bring you all the pre-match gossip, full text commentary from the game and reaction after the final whistle.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: A trip to the shops had me minding my language

The Bolton News:

7:07am Saturday 11th July 2015

ONE of the downsides to travelling away from the UK is being reminded how hideously uneducated you actually are.

New boy Derik is following a well-trodden path from Madrid to the Macron

The Bolton News: Wanderers have had some Spanish success stories in recent years

7:06am Saturday 11th July 2015

YOU won’t find the path between the Bernabeu and Bolton in any travel book – but that hasn’t stopped some pretty famous names making the journey in recent years.

Stephen Dobbie could solve the Whites attacking problems

The Bolton News: Former Crystal Palace striker Stephen Dobbie could get his chance against Sturm Graz tomorrow

7:08am Friday 10th July 2015

STEPHEN Dobbie could be the surprise name to solve Neil Lennon’s striker shortage this summer.

Neil Lennon link with Leicester City job is not going away

The Bolton News: FAST WORKER: Neil Lennon wants to make an early statement in transfer market

6:10am Friday 10th July 2015

WANDERERS remain on tenterhooks as another leading managerial contender dropped out of the reckoning at Leicester City yesterday.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: Chugging along nicely on day off... once Dan finally finds a table he likes

The Bolton News: Is this table okay Dan?

5:45am Friday 10th July 2015

AFTER the travelling ordeal of the first two days in Austria, it was time to welcome them to my patch yesterday.

Darren Pratley relishes fresh start at Bolton Wanderers after signing new deal

The Bolton News: SENIOR PRO: Darren Pratley signed a new three-year deal in the summer

7:22am Thursday 9th July 2015

DARREN Pratley finally feels like he will be given a fair crack of the whip at Wanderers.

Neil Lennon is putting Bolton Wanderers squad through its paces

The Bolton News: Wanderers in training at their base in Austria

7:03am Thursday 9th July 2015

WELL it wasn’t Jurassic Park but training at Wanderers definitely had some bite yesterday.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: A White Knuckle Ride left me shaking like I had been training

The Bolton News: Wanderers seeded for first round cup draw

7:02am Thursday 9th July 2015

IF you’ve seen the film Planes, Trains and Automobiles, you’ll sympathise with my plight in Austria so far.

Bolton Wanderers hand short-term deal to Spanish midfielder Jon Ceberio

The Bolton News: Spanish youngster Jon Ceberio in action for Wanderers against Atherton Collieries

7:02am Thursday 9th July 2015

WANDERERS have offered a contract to former Real Sociedad youth product Jon Ceberio.

Eddie Davies could soon step down as owner of Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: REPORT: The Macron Stadium from above

6:06am Thursday 9th July 2015

EDDIE Davies could soon step down as owner of Bolton Wanderers Football Club to make way for another interested party.

Rapid rise has youngster Kaiyne Woolery dreaming of the Bolton Wanderers first-team

The Bolton News: Wanderers youngster Kaiyne Woolery

7:06am Wednesday 8th July 2015

KAIYNE Woolery can hardly believe his rapid transition from the Conference North to Championship football – but that won’t stop him aiming higher this season.

MARC ILES' TOUR DIARY: The maze of Austrian transport has me baffled already

The Bolton News: Football Team Logo for Bolton Wanderers

7:06am Wednesday 8th July 2015

WRITING the first diary piece from a tour is always difficult because the only experience you have in that given country is usually the journey from their airport to your hotel.

Bolton Wanderers new boy Ben Amos ready for fresh challenge after leaving Manchester United

The Bolton News: Ben Amos is looking forward to being number one at Wanderers

7:06am Wednesday 8th July 2015

BEN Amos insists he has left his Manchester United connections far behind as he begins a new chapter in his career at Wanderers.

Bolton Wanderers play down Manchester United 'interest' in young striker Zach Clough

The Bolton News: Josh Vela has become a regular for Neil Lennon

11:22am Tuesday 7th July 2015

WANDERERS have not been fazed by weekend speculation claiming Manchester United were checking out young prodigy Zach Clough.

INSIDE WANDERERS: Why the Whites might need to get on better with the neighbours

The Bolton News: FIX-IT MAN: Tony Caldwell remains the only Wanderers player to have scored five goals in a game since the Second World War

6:45am Sunday 5th July 2015

GONE are the days when a local lad could be snapped up from non-league and walk straight into the Wanderers first team.

Neil Lennon's appearance illuminates Bolton Wanderers' pre-season opener at Atherton Colls

The Bolton News:

7:02pm Saturday 4th July 2015

NEIL Lennon made a surprise appearance at Alder House as a youthful Wanderers team played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at Atherton Colls.

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