FORMER Wanderers midfielder Mark Patterson will be signing copies of his new book ‘Old School’ at the UniBol on Saturday.

One of the mainstays of the White Hot side that won two promotions in three years under Bruce Rioch in the nineties, Patterson played more than 200 times for the Whites, including a dozen appearances in the Premier League.

He will be at Bolton Central from 1pm-2pm on Saturday (November 27) before the home game against Cheltenham Town to sign copies of the book, which details some of the amusing tales from his playing career with the likes of Blackburn, Bury, Bolton and Sheffield United.

And he will also be back in the club shop AFTER the game, for anyone looking to grab a copy to take home.

“What we achieved at Bolton will always make that time special for me,” he told The Bolton News. “Writing the book has been a bit of a journey, it’s taken us a few years, myself and Kev O’Hara who co-wrote it with us, it’s nice for it to be out there last.

“There’s a few stories in there and some great memories from the clubs that I’ve been at.

“People asked me why I did it and there’s two ways of looking at it - the comical answer is that when I’m in an old people’s home and I can’t remember who I am, someone can shove a book in front of me and say ‘that’s you’.

“Then there’s a chance to put it down on paper because it’s nice to occasionally look back and something to remind you of what you’ve done in your life because we can easily forget.”

Copies of the book are also available from Amazon, WH Smiths and from the publisher, Vertical Editions.

CLICK HERE to read a full interview with Patterson on his Bolton days, why Bruce Rioch was way ahead of his time, and the regrets that the former midfielder holds about his exit at Bolton Wanderers (Premium content).


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