A note from the Chairman

Fixture Release Day is always an exciting day for those involved in football and I am sure like myself on Wednesday morning, you were all eagerly anticipating the confirmation of our fixtures for the 2017/18 season.

And we were certainly not disappointed either with an exciting clash with Leeds United first up at Macron Stadium – one which has also been chosen for television coverage.

The game is definitely one for the supporters and will also be an opportunity for the manager and the players to stand up and be counted from the word go with the world watching on.

I hope to see as many of you as possible there, with many of you hopefully in attendance as season ticket holders at Macron Stadium.

We have been hugely impressed with the uptake in season tickets so far and we are well and truly on course for our best sales figures for several seasons.

I cannot emphasise enough how important season ticket holders are to the club. By getting your season tickets and backing the team, it allows us to directly invest in the squad and the facilities both at Macron Stadium and Lostock.

We’ve had some great momentum so far and it shows no signs of slowing down. If you haven’t already, please buy yours before June 29 to allow yourself to spread the cost over nine months.

Click here to renew or purchase your season tickets today, whilst details on the club's award winning matchday hospitality packages can be found here.

If you are a member of the club’s Lifeline scheme you will be also able to benefit from a 5% discount on your 2017/18 season ticket.

For more information, please email lifeline@bwfc.co.uk.

Elsewhere, our recruitment drive has continued over the past week with the confirmation of Filipe Morais’ new deal and also the arrival of Mark Little.

We all saw exactly what an impact Filipe had last season and I am sure like myself, you are all delighted that we have been able to secure his services for the coming campaign where I am sure he will make his mark on the Sky Bet Championship.

Mark meanwhile arrives boasting ample experience in this division and we were all delighted to have him on board.

Although everyone is eagerly working behind the scenes on bringing new recruits in, I would like to ask that you all be patient.

As we all know, a great deal of business is generally done in August, but we are expecting to announce the signing of some of our targets over the next few weeks.

We have strictly adhered to our playing staff budget and will continue to do so to try and ensure that the club becomes commercially sustainable and does not repeat the same mistakes of the past.

However, we are all confident that whilst doing this with the squad we currently have and the signings we have targeted, we will have a competitive squad for next season.

Many top flight clubs meanwhile don't normally do their business until late August which generally means the loan deals are usually last to happen, but we are in constant dialogue with a number of Premier League clubs about the player targets we would like.

One thing is for certain however – come our first game of the season against Leeds United, we will have a team at our disposal who will be determined to give their all for Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

Kind regards,


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