John Bishop praises fans for superb support of Legends Match

Comedian thrilled to be involved in Community Trust and Supporters' Trust charity game at Macron Stadium last Saturday afternoon

Having figured in last weekend’s Legends Match, comedian John Bishop admitted his delight at playing his part in raising funds for Bolton Wanderers Community Trust and Supporters’ Trust alongside honing his own preparation for the upcoming Soccer Aid match.

Playing in the game alongside fellow famous faces in the form of Paddy McGuinness and McFly frontman Danny Jones, the Liverpudlian lined up in John McGinlay’s side, helping the Scot’s XI run out 6-2 winners over Tony Kelly’s team.

And speaking to following the game, Bishop praised the club’s fans for their support on what was a hugely enjoyable day for all involved.

“It was a great day out and I was so impressed with the supporters and the atmosphere around the stadium,” he said. “It was just so much fun throughout the whole match.

“It’s brilliant that the fans came out, especially after such a hard season. It says a lot about them as people that they will still come out and support events such as this. 

“It goes to show that if the club can have a good season next year, it’ll be absolutely bouncing here!”

He continued: “It was brilliant and of course, it’s great for the two causes too. It takes a lot of work to pull something together like this and the lads behind it have done a cracking job.

“It takes a lot of phone calls, organisation and support from staff behind the scenes to put on an event like this while to know that it’s all going to a good cause only helps matters.

“When I got the initial phone call from Paddy, my initial thought was that it was going to be trouble as it usually is when he calls! I was glad it was just about football and not about bailing him out like it was last time,” he joked.

 “It’s great preparation for Soccer Aid too – it was a good run-out for myself and of course Danny and Paddy who’ll be there too alongside raising some valuable funds and putting some smiles on faces.”

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