A note from the Chairman

It was another strong performance on our travels at the weekend with a wonderful victory against Reading at the Madejski Stadium. For me, what impressed me the most was the character and togetherness of everybody out on that field who wore a Wanderers shirt.

There is a true camaraderie within the team and this was evident at full time on Saturday when the players who weren’t involved in the victory came onto the field to celebrate with their team mates.

While it still very much early into our campaign, we are now unbeaten in three league games and have started to build up some momentum.

It is crucial that we continue in this vein and your support is a key aspect to this. The travelling fans at the Madejski Stadium were loud and supportive throughout the 90 minutes and were incredibly inspirational for the team and played a major part in getting the result.

But here at the University of Bolton Stadium, especially with two home games this week, you all have an even stronger role to play.

We need as many Bolton Wanderers fans as possible through the turnstiles to help create that loud and intimidating atmosphere we all know you can make. Not only are you our twelfth man but the atmosphere does make it difficult for our opponents too.

If you haven’t already renewed or bought your season ticket, you can still do so and continue to make savings compared to buying tickets on a match by match basis. Please click here for more information.

If you wish to buy match tickets, then why not consider bringing your friends, family or colleagues with you. I’m sure we all know at least one Wanderers supporter who hasn’t been to the stadium for a couple of seasons or so. Let them know what they are missing out on and bring them back home!

Wednesday’s game against Birmingham City is the first of a double header here at the University of Bolton Stadium with Sheffield United travelling across the Pennines on Saturday.

With two more positive results this week, we can transform what is already a great start to the season into an even better one before we travel to our neighbours Preston North End just prior to the international break.

There are still a couple of weeks to go until the loan window closes and we are working tirelessly to strengthen our squad. We recently had an offer of £900,000 turned down for a striker we wanted on loan which would have been made permanent in January. We have now moved on and are currently talking to two Championship players with a view to a loan move. As always, we will keep you updated on transfer business.

On Wednesday, our brand new third choice kit will go on sale at Bolton Central. The design really complements the fantastic new home and away shirts that are already on sale. Both of these kits have proved to be very popular and I’ve no doubt that this one will be too. Please continue to wear your colours and support the club by purchasing our range of replica kit. Click here  to order your shirts today.

I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of the Bolton Wanderers International Football Programme, which has had an amazing summer travelling the world to deliver professional football coaching programmes as well as hosting teams from all over the globe in the hotel. Huge credit must go to Suzanne Speak, Margaret Graham, Danny Clark, James Ward and all involved at the Bolton Wanderers International Football Programme for their work in spreading the good name of the club.

I look forward to seeing you all at the University of Bolton Stadium for these next two home games.

Be loud, be proud and get behind the boys for these two crucial home games.

Kind regards,


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