On Saturday, Bolton Wanderers shocked us all by claiming their third league win of 2019 after another turbulent week for the club.
The team’s 2-1 away victory was the perfect response to the embarrassing drumming at the hands of Wigan before the international break.
Goals from Will Buckley and Callum Connolly were the difference in a tightly fought contest that the Wanderers narrowly edged.
That winning feeling
It makes a refreshing change being able to talk about a winning Bolton side. It’s just a shame that a good run of form now could be coming too late to actually save them.
With just seven games to go, Bolton still have a huge mountain to climb if they want to avoid relegation. The Trotters currently sit five points from safety.
While it’s highly unlikely, staving off relegation could still happen if things go Bolton’s way for a change.
Another win needed off the pitch this week
However, it could all go very very pear-shaped for Bolton on Wednesday. If the proposed takeover of the club falls through once again, the Trotters could face the very real threat of administration, or worse.
Bolton have themselves another trip to court on April 3 after the club’s last date with HMRC was adjourned almost a fortnight ago.
One thing that Bolton’s QPR win does prove though, is the theory that the team’s performance is linked to the takeover status of the club. With a deal potentially on the cards, Bolton got themselves a win. If this mysterious link is genuine, once a deal has been completed, I’m expecting Bolton to shoot up the table.
Up next for the Wanderers is a home meeting with Ipswich. Fingers crossed for another good result against them. If the club even exists by next weekend that is.