Ref to take charge of first game since Stoke

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

WANDERERS come face-to-face with the referee that blew the whistle on their long existence in the Premier League this Saturday.

Chris Foy has been handed this weekend’s Lancashire derby against Burnley, evoking memories of the 2-2 draw at Stoke City that saw the Reebok men lose their place in the top flight.

It is the first time the Merseyside official has presided over a Wanderers game since he awarded two controversial goals at the Britannia Stadium in May, which were later branded “horrible decisions” by Bolton’s then-boss Owen Coyle.

There had been upset that Foy failed to spot a barge on Adam Bogdan by Jonathan Walters for the first goal of the afternoon, and then later awarded a soft penalty against the Wanderers keeper for a foul on Peter Crouch.

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