FORMER Wanderers skipper Kevin Nolan hopes the club are over the worst of their financial problems.

Though distraught at the thought staff at the University of Bolton Stadium have been offered the use of a food bank for essential supplies, Nolan does believe the appointment of an administrator at the start of the week should signal some along-awaited stability.

"All of us who love the club, we're hoping this is now the start of something and [the club] can look forward again," Nolan told BBC Radio 5 live.

"To be putting food banks up is a sorry state of affairs. It's heart-breaking to see. I'm still very close with a lot of people there behind the scenes.

"There are people who have been there through thick and thin for Bolton who are now having to rely on food banks to make ends meet - it's so sad.

"I'm hoping this administration can get the club back on an even keel. It's a special club. We had some special times and I hope this is the start of more special things to come."