PHIL Parkinson hopes Wanderers can now operate without “uncertainty” in the Championship after the ownership battle finally drew to a conclusion.

Ken Anderson took his stake in the club to 95 per cent last week by striking a deal with liquidators to buy Dean Holdsworth’s shares, ending an unsavoury feud that had rumbled on for more than a year.

Parkinson admits the power-struggle above has been difficult to filter out for his players but now the situation has been simplified, he is looking forward to keeping the headlines fixed on matters on the pitch.

“I think for everyone’s sake the situation needed resolving,” he told The Bolton News. “Now that it’s done, I think it will be good for the club going forward.

“There has always been an element of uncertainty. It had been hanging around for some time and it is difficult to ignore.

“Ken has kept me informed with what has been going on and we have certainly tried to minimise what effect has been felt by the players but it’s natural, even though they were circumstances beyond our control.

“Hopefully now things are settled we can push on as a club.”

Anderson has also renegotiated the terms of a loan with BluMarble, who had issued the winding-up order on Holdsworth’s Sports Shield BWFC which effectively spelled the end of his time as co-owner.

Parkinson, whose side welcome big-spending Middlesbrough to the Macron this weekend, has spent the entire of his managerial tenure at Bolton under a transfer embargo.

He hopes Anderson will now be successful in negotiating with the EFL to remove the sanctions which have been in place since December 2015 – months before the chairman’s arrival.

“Everyone now knows where we stand,” he said. “I’m sure Ken will continue to try and stabilise things and I know the talks are ongoing with the league over the embargo.

“I know they are trying hard, and so from our point of view we’ve got to let it take its course and concentrate on the football for now.

“Hopefully by January it will be completely lifted and we will be able to operate more freely in the market.”