I am sure I speak for everybody when I say that, after our upturn in fortunes in recent weeks, this international weekend has been somewhat unwelcomed.
We have seen just what momentum can do for the team and following on from our victory over Norwich City last Saturday, I think everybody would agree when I say that we would all have loved nothing more than a game on Tuesday to capitalise and push on as we bid to climb up the league standings.
As it is however, we have to wait until this coming Friday for our trip to Preston North End, but I am sure that it will be worth the wait and it has been great to see our supporters getting behind the team in their numbers as usual with over 2,500 tickets sold so far.
Off the pitch, we are aware of the situation which has been reported in the media this morning regarding Gary Madine and although we believe that no further action is being taken by the authorities, we will be looking at the matter through our own processes.
I am sure many of you will also be aware of the verdict offered by Bolton Council in relation to the Asset of Community Value (ACV) order which was instigated by the Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust.
This decision now means that the car parks, office space and Bolton Whites Hotel are not included in the order, which is pleasing from the perspective of the football club.
The rest of the stadium though has been deemed as an asset of community value which is disappointing although not entirely unexpected.
Again however, we have accepted the council’s decision and will be making no further comment in relation to this matter.
The only thing that we as a collective are focusing on right now is getting back to league action at Deepdale on Friday evening in front of the Sky Sports television cameras.
The players returned to training this morning following a brief break which will have given them all the opportunity to recharge their batteries ahead of a hard week of work up at Lostock as we bid to continue our unbeaten run.
If we were to pick up maximum points on Friday, we could find ourselves out of the bottom three – albeit perhaps only until Saturday’s fixtures – but it is something that everybody is aiming for and should we achieve it, it would be a huge confidence boost as we head towards the busy festive period.
Tickets for our next home game against Reading a week on Tuesday meanwhile are selling well also, with prices around Macron Stadium for this fixture being a flat rate of £15 for adults and £7 for concessions.
We have also got our special Festive Bundle for our games against Barnsley, Burton Albion and Cardiff City (details of which can be FOUND HERE) and of course, our half season tickets which will be going on sale from tomorrow.
Please encourage everybody that you know to take advantage of these fantastic prices and come down to cheer the team on as we look to continue our superb form on home soil of late.
To purchase tickets, please visit Bolton Central in person, call 0844 871 2932 or visit our online portal at www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc.
You can also buy tickets directly from our retail outlet and over the phone for the club’s upcoming annual Christmas Carol Service on December 4, an evening which, as usual, promises to be an event to remember and the perfect way to get everybody into the Christmas spirit.
As usual however, let's be proud, let's be loud and let's get right behind the team and the football club as a whole as you have done superbly so far this season.