Polish full-back Pawel Olkowski has bid farewell to Wanderers after terminating his contract after Bolton’s well-publicised wage issues.

The defender posted the following on Instagram yesterday.

“I would want to thank the fans, the manager, my teammates and all the staff at the club for their help and support.

“This year has not been good for anyone at the club but I hope that Bolton will be great again and that happiness will come back.


“Players, coaches and owners come and go but true fans are always there and they make the club really.

“Best of luck for the future to all the Wanderers!

“Yours, Pav.”

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It’s a touching sentiment from the Pole who burst onto the scene in good form at the start of this season.

While it’s disappointing to lose someone of his talents, it’s unsurprising after Wanderers’ awful season both on and off the field.

Olkowski has been one of the few highlights in Phil Parkinson’s side this season. Going forwards, the full-back often looked to create chances and whipped in plenty of decent crosses for the likes of Josh Magennis.

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However, Olkowski’s attacking mbitioans often led to Wanderers’ defence being overexposed as Wheater and Beevers have never been the quickest players.

Olkowski would no doubt have torn opposition defences to shreds if he’d stayed on to play in League One next season.

But after not being paid for god knows how long, we can hardly blame him for handing in his notice.

As things stand, Pawel Olkowski is a free-agent and joins Josh Vela and Mark Beevers in heading for the exit.

Best of luck for the future, Pav.

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