WANDERERS have confirmed the appointment of Nick Luckock to the board of directors at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The 48-year-old Australian was heavily involved in Football Ventures’ takeover in September 2019, with both he and chairman Sharon Brittan providing the scope for up to £20million in future loans to the club.

The deals, secured against club assets, are due for repayment or to be rearranged by 2022 – but it will not become clear until the yearly accounts are published exactly how much has actually been borrowed.

Luckock, a partner at London-based private equity firm HgCapital since September 2016, is now listed as a director of both FVWL Football Limited and FVWL Hotel Limited at Companies House, which is likely to give him a greater say on the direction of the club.

A statement issued to The Bolton News from Wanderers confirmed: “Nick has been involved since the formation of Football Ventures and has recently increased his involvement to include sitting on the board.

“He is very experienced in the world of corporate finance and is a great addition to the board.”

A buzz has also been created among Bolton Wanderers fans by a tweet from co-founder of the PrettyLittleThing online fashion chain, Adam Kamani, who said at the weekend there was “exciting news to share soon” after a meeting with Brittan at the UniBol.

The wealthy Kamani family were strongly linked with a deal to buy the hotel out of administration in 2019 but publicly denied interest.

The club has confirmed a meeting but has declined to comment further on the matter.