WANDERERS fans from all walks of life have gathered outside the University of Bolton Stadium to anxiously await news.

The club means so much to so many and Bolton North East David Crausby spoke about just how important it is as he stood outside the ground.

He said: “It’s massively important for the town. It’s one of those things where you go on holiday and people ask you where you come from, when you mention Bolton, they’ll say ‘Oh Bolton Wanderers’.

“It defines the town, it puts the town on the international map and that’s why we should defend it.

“It’s got 145 years of history. It’s got to be defended as something different than just a business going out of existence.”

Fans also took to social media to share their emotions.

Sam Cummins, of Harwood, wrote on Facebook: “I feel like I’m about to lose a family member.

“I’ve thought of taking whatever kids I might have to their very first game, just as my dad did with me and my brother.

“From Burnden, to the Reebok, to Wembley, up and down the country I’ve sang, I’ve cheered, I’ve cried in the name of Bolton Wanderers.

“Please, don’t take that away from us.”

Club legends also took to Twitter. Former captain Gudni Bergsson wrote: “It is time to do the decent thing Ken Anderson and let the deal take place. The club and people of Bolton deserve better.”

Last season’s Player of the Year Gary O’Neil added: “Praying that today brings to an end this awful period that fans and staff have endured. Get the takeover done and begin to rebuild a great club.”