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Bolton Wanderers' staff may not get paid for January

Pay row: Bolton Wanderers Credit: PA

Bolton Wanderers Football Club has released a statement saying that, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the club’s current funding position, it has been unable to confirm to its staff today whether they will receive their wages for the month of January.

It said:

"Every effort continues to be made by the board of directors and its advisers to pay staff and also resolve the longer term funding issue during what remains a difficult and challenging time for the football club."

– Bolton Wonderers Football Club

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Bolton Wanderers appoint Republic of Ireland's Steve Walford as assistant manager

Former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland assistant Steve Walford has been appointed the new Bolton assistant manager Credit: PA Images

Republic of Ireland coach Steve Walford has been confirmed as the new assistant manager at Bolton.

The Sky Bet Championship club were looking for a new number two to Neil Lennon after Johan Mjallby left for family reasons and have elected to go with one of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill's long-time confidants.

Bolton manager Lennon said:

"He's worked with Martin O'Neill for the last 20-25 years. I had 10 years under him as a player with him, Martin and John Robertson."

"He's currently first-team coach with Republic of Ireland, and he will continue those duties."

"He knows the way I work. He knows my personality and vice versa. He's got a wealth of experience, from League One, League Two, Championship, Premier League, Scotland, Europe, Champions League, international level - he's coached at every spectrum of the game."

"I'm very fortunate that he's agreed to come and really grateful for Martin for giving us this opportunity as well."

"We've kept in touch over the years. I've got a huge respect for him, he had a huge influence on my career, as did Martin. I basically learned the top end of the game from them guys. He's looking forward to the challenge - it's fantastic for us."

– Neil Lennon, Bolton manager

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Liverpool sign Bolton's Bogdan

Liverpool have signed goalkeeper Adam Bogdan from Bolton Credit: PA Images

Liverpool have made their third signing of the summer with Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, another free agent, agreeing terms.

The 27-year-old Hungary international's contract with Wanderers, for whom he made more than 100 Premier League appearances, expires at the end of the month and he will officially join the Reds on July 1.

Bogdan's arrival follows that of Manchester City midfielder James Milner and Burnley striker Danny Ings, also both out of contract.

Bolton Wanderers welcome back Eidur Gudjohnsen

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed Eidur Gudjohnsen will wear number 22 when he returns for the club.

The popular Iceland striker was a hit in his first spell at Wanderers, and the club have welcomed him back on social media.

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Bolton confirm Gudjohnsen signing

Bolton have confirmed the signing of veteran striker Eidur Gudjohnsen for the rest of the season.

Gudjohnsen in action for previous team Club Brugge Credit: PA Images

The 36-year-old, who previously played for Wanderers between 1998-2000, has been training at the Macron Stadium for the last month and boss Neil Lennon said on Thursday that an agreement was imminent.

And the club confirmed on their Twitter account on Friday morning that a deal had been struck, saying: "BWFC have completed the signing of free agent Eidur Gudjohnsen on a deal until the end of the season."

Bolton are now waiting for international clearance to see if the Icelandic forward, who went on to play for Chelsea and Barcelona after his stint with Bolton, will be available for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading.

Bolton boss ask for positive performance

Neil Lennon, Bolton's new manager, has outlined his battle plan. Credit: PA

Neil Lennon has outlined his Bolton battle plan as he prepares to take charge of Wanderers for the first time.

The former Celtic boss replaced Dougie Freedman last Sunday after Bolton won just one of their opening 11 Sky Bet Championship games.

They are rock bottom as they head to fellow strugglers Birmingham on Saturday and Lennon insisted he expects instant progress from his new side at St Andrew's.

I can't guarantee that we'll go to Birmingham and wipe the floor with them," Lennon said, with Bolton six points behind their fifth-bottom hosts.

It would be good to try to get the result; if we can give a decent performance then so be it. What I'm looking for is a performance of some sort that gives me encouragement going forward.

– Neil Lennon, Bolton manager
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