CLAYTON Donaldson says he would not wish his Wanderers experience on any other footballer.

The veteran striker, who recently completed a move to League Two Bradford City, had a difficult single season at the UniBol, flooded with off-the-field issues.

Pay problems, a running battle with owner Ken Anderson, and player strikes all contributed to perhaps the most tempestuous campaign in the club’s modern-day history.

And on the field things did not go much better for the former Birmingham City and Sheffield United man, who scored just once in the league, against Preston, in 31 appearances.

Speaking on his arrival at Valley Parade, the 35-year-old hopes to put his time at Wanderers firmly in the rear-view mirror.

“Last season was mad, absolutely crazy,” he said. “You would not believe some of the stuff we had to put up and cope with. It made life a lot harder and you saw that on the pitch. But off the pitch, the antics really took a toll on the players towards the end.

“I would not like to wish it upon anyone to go through that situation.

“Players have had to be very strong mentally and it is not nice when you just want to go out and play football with a free mind.

“It was definitely a season to try and put to bed and forget about.”

Donaldson has now earned a move back to his hometown club, who surprisingly dropped out of League One after a catastrophic season of their own.

And the striker says the move was teed-up by Wanderers boss, and former Bradford custodian, Phil Parkinson.

Donaldson told the Yorkshire Post: “He (Parkinson) was always asking me: ‘Would you ever go back?’ and I have said: ‘yes, of course.’ I think Gary (Bowyer) spoke to him a few times as well and there are all the staff at Bolton as well such as Parks (Steve Parkin), Matt (Barrass), (Lee) Butler and the fitness coach Nick Allamby. They have always spoken highly of Bradford and they made it easier.”