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A note from the Chairman

17 March 2017

As taken from his column in this weekend's edition of the matchday programme, Ken Anderson addresses the club's fans

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Phil Parkinson and the team on winning the LMA’s LG Performance of the Week award for the game against Fleetwood Town – an accolade that was fully deserved.

It was a result which certainly ensured that people noticed Bolton Wanderers and to follow that up just a handful of days later at Gillingham with another solid display and result is a testament to the talent and indomitable spirit that is so prevalent within the squad.

The travelling support at each of these games also underlines the passion that Wanderers supporters have for the team.

We have ten cup finals coming up and our destiny is still in our own hands. At this stage of the season we cannot ask for any more - the players are playing with a real edge and are in supreme confidence. 

Darren Pratley’s return to action meanwhile after such a lengthy lay-off has been phenomenal. Normally, players would need plenty of time and action with the Under-23s to get their match sharpness back.

However, Darren – in the past two games – has put in performances which suggest that he hasn’t been away. Credit must be given to our medical department and to Darren himself, while having your captain back at such a crucial stage is a tremendous fillip.

It’s a very exciting time to be following Bolton Wanderers and with your continued support, I am very confident that we’ll achieve our goal of promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship.

Northampton Town are the visitors here at Macron Stadium this weekend however and while I know the manager won’t let the players get complacent, we want you to make our home a fortress. 

With this in mind, I hope many of you will take advantage of our Community Fiver offer for our game against Chesterfield on April 1.

To buy tickets, please visit Bolton Central in person or the club’s online portal, www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc

We’ve got some great momentum on and off the pitch and if we can maintain this intensity and keep our focus, our dreams will come true.

Off the field meanwhile, we have many exciting events planned both at the stadium and hotel in the coming months including the visit of Anthony Joshua on May 13 and the Autism Masquerade Ball on April 8 which will raise awareness and funds for Autism Support UK.

We have recently announced details of how fans themselves can play on the hallowed turf following the conclusion of the current campaign while that information can be found by CLICKING HERE.

And finally, we have reintroduced a discounted rate on prices for our replica shirts both in-store and online at www.bwfcdirect.co.uk as we bid to create a wall of white at games both here and away from home between now and the end of the season. 

I hope to see as many of you as possible sporting your colours with pride as we aim for success in these last ten games of the campaign. 

As usual, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.

Kind regards,

Ken