Bolton’s weekend fixture with fellow relegation-strugglers Ipswich had been in doubt this week. But thankfully, the game will go ahead after matchday staff were finally paid their March wages.

After another turbulent week in the life of our troubled club, it’ll be a huge relief just to focus on the football for a change.

We may only be on Thursday, but this week has felt like an eternity. We’ve had players striking, the threat of our next two home games being played behind closed doors and a High Court hearing.

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It’s never easy supporting Bolton, is it?

Thankfully, after protest from Bolton’s players, the matchday staff have now been paid. Meaning Saturday’s crucial game against Ipswich can go ahead.

Unfortunately, this ordeal is not over for the players and coaching staff. They remain unpaid and, having released a statement today, are seeking assistance from the PFA and EFL.

However, with the majority of issues either sorted or kicked down the road, focus can now turn to Saturday’s visit of Ipswich.

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Despite Ipswich being the only team in the Championship lower in the table than Bolton, they won’t be pushovers.

On top of that, Bolton’s troubled week is far from ideal preparation for a huge game like this.

One of few plus-points going into the game is that tickets are £5 each. The Ipswich game will be the club’s community fixture, meaning cheap tickets for all.

Whether the incentive can draw in a large crowd on Saturday remains to be seen.

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