WANDERERS have come under fire from fans after announcing ticket prices for this weekend’s home clash with Coventry City.

An emergency meeting was held yesterday as the club wrestled with how they could handle the sale of home and away tickets during administration, and with the sale of the club still up in the air.

The end result is that fans of both clubs will ONLY be able to buy tickets in advance of matchday, either online or direct from Bolton Central, with sales commencing from 9am this morning.

Adult ticket prices are £24 with Under-23s and Over-65s charged £18 and Under-18s £12.

The prices have come in for heavy criticism from supporters, who have been unable to purchase a season ticket this summer because of the uncertainty over Wanderers’ ownership.

Fans can collect their tickets on matchday from the stadium but are strongly advised to print at home and are reminded that they will not be posted out.

Coventry’s fans will also be in the same boat, and have been told that due to time constraints they must use Wanderers’ e-ticketing website in advance of Saturday’s game to secure their seats.

Meanwhile, two of the owners of online fashion brands PrettyLittleThing and Boohoo.com have commented on rumours they have made a bid for the Bolton Whites Hotel.

“First I’m buying Bury FC now I’m buying Bolton FC. I love Football Manager buts that’s it! Hope both clubs get a good owner each and progress seems like they have great fans,” said Umar Kamani on his official Twitter account.

That was followed by a tweet from his brother, Adam Kamani, which indicated there had been interest in the hotel.

“Hi guys, we aren’t interested in buying the football club, however we did ask the administrators about the hotel situation which we haven’t heard back from yet. Wish you all the success in the future and hope you get this situation sorted! Good luck guys.”

It is understood a bid has been received from the group by the hotel’s administrators, Quantuma, and is currently being verified.

Whether the bid is accepted, or is given preference to the offer being prepared by Football Ventures – currently in the box seat to buy the club – remains to be seen.

The FV bid has been at a standstill since the weekend but discussions continued with senior creditors as The Bolton News went to press.