Despite Bolton’s administrators announcing they had found a preferred bidder to take over the club almost two weeks ago, we’re still no closer to knowing what Bolton’s ownership situation really is with pre-season fast-approaching.

With no official word from the club on the reason behind the slow progress of the takeover, fans and players alike are growing restless.

However, with the start of pre-season fast-approaching, it’s crucial that Bolton’s ownership status is made clear but also that the club’s fans remain patient.

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According to a report from The Bolton News, Wanderers’ 14 players were due to report back for pre-season training today. However, this has been pushed back until Monday, July 1.

As things stand, Phil Parkinson and his backroom staff remain at the club and will be leading pre-season training when it does get underway.

But who knows what could happen with Bolton’s management team in the coming weeks if and when new owners are confirmed?

Of course, matters such as buying a football club are complex and take time but it is getting ever more important that new owners are confirmed to give the club a solid foundation for the season ahead.

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With just 38 days, at the time of writing, to go until Bolton’s first match of the season, so much needs sorting out.

Bolton desperately need to add to their meagre squad and pre-season friendlies also need arranging. Not to mention, details need to be confirmed for season tickets for the upcoming season.

We don’t even know if Bolton will be getting a new kit next season.

So yes, while it is important to remain patient to allow the touted takeover to be completed properly, it’s getting more and more vital that this takeover deal is completed promptly before its too late as the mammoth task facing Bolton’s new owners gets increasingly ominous.

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