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Relegated Bolton shock Hull

Substitute Stephen Dobbie's fourth goal of the season earned relegated Bolton a shock 1-0 Championship victory over Premier League hopefuls Hull at the Macron Stadium.

Dobbie fired home a cross from Lawrie Wilson to give League One-bound Wanderers only a fifth win of a dismal campaign, and a first home triumph in 15 matches.

It also ensured Hull's away hoodoo against Bolton continued unchecked, having not won on Trotters' territory since 1935.

Townsend working as consultant at Bolton

Former Republic of Ireland international Andy Townsend is working in a consultancy role with Bolton as their managerial search drags on.

Press Association Sport understands the 52-year-old television pundit has arrived at the Macron Stadium as an advisor to the new regime, who need to find a permanent successor to Neil Lennon while shaping their squad for a campaign in Sky Bet League One next term.

Andy Townsend is helping out. Credit: PA

Speaking last week, new chairman Ken Anderson had hoped to identify the boss he wanted by the end of this week having whittled a shortlist of 50-plus candidates down to three.

However, the process may have been held up by the fact Anderson and chief executive Dean Holdsworth, the two men whose takeover saved the club from financial meltdown last month, cannot agree on who they want to take up the post.

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Middlesbrough secure vital late win at Bolton

Jordan Rhodes got the goals. Credit: PA

Jordan Rhodes' stoppage-time winner gave Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough their sixth straight victory as they beat already-relegated Bolton 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.

Boro were trailing to the club propping up the division when Josh Vela scored but after Rhodes levelled in the 73rd minute, Boro mustered another late winner for the second time in five days, this time through their £9million striker.

Bolton tax case ended after club pay up

Bolton Wanderers now have new owners. Credit: PA

Tax litigation involving struggling Bolton has come to an end at the High Court.

Inland Revenue officials wanted Bolton wound up after complaining that the football club owed more than £2million.

But, in London on Monday, Registrar Clive Jones dismissed the winding-up petition after hearing that the debt had been paid in full.

Former Man City and Sunderland manager joins Bolton

Former Manchester City and Sunderland manager Peter Reid is back in football after agreeing to join the coaching staff at Bolton.

Peter Reid is back in the game. Credit: Reuters

The 59-year-old started his playing career at Wanderers in the 1970s, going on to make 257 appearances before joining Everton, and he has returned to the Sky Bet Championship club to assist new interim manager Jimmy Phillips.

Reid last managed in England with Plymouth in 2011 and most recently coached Indian club Mumbai City in 2014.

"We are delighted that Peter has agreed to come in and be part of the team for the rest of the season," chief executive Dean Holdsworth told the club's official website.

"Peter's experience, standards, drive and personality will without doubt give the club a lift."

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Championship Bolton given tax bill extension

Bolton Wanderers have more time. Credit: PA

Bolton Wanderers have been given more time to pay a £2.2 million tax bill after lawyers told a specialist judge in the High Court that "significant progress" had been made in plans to sell the club.

Tax authority officials have asked for Bolton - who slipped to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday after losing 2-1 at Leeds - to be wound up after complaining that the club had not paid a £2.2 million bill.

But Registrar Clive Jones refused to grant a winding-up application by HM Revenue and Customs at a High Court hearing in London on Monday.

Bolton Wanderers given High Court reprieve in fight for survival over unpaid tax

Struggling Bolton have won a reprieve in their fight for survival after tax officials asked for the Championship club to be wound up.

Bolton owe HM Revenue and Customs £2.2million Credit: PA

Lawyers representing Bolton told a specialist judge at the High Court on Monday that efforts were being made to raise money. And Registrar Clive Jones said more evidence would be analysed at another hearing next month.

On January 18, Registrar Michael Briggs heard that Bolton owed HM Revenue and Customs £2.2million.

A Bolton spokesman indicated after that hearing that bosses were aiming to find a buyer or raise money from asset sales.

On Friday, Bolton bosses said the club's training ground had been sold to Wigan.

Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club has today been given an adjournment of 14 days by the High Court in order to conclude a deal with the Sports Shield Consortium in taking ownership of the club. Trevor Birch, advisor to the board and owner at Bolton Wanderers, said: “Whilst this continues to be a challenging time for everyone associated with the club, we are confident that this adjournment will give us the necessary time to conclude a transfer of ownership of the club, subject to approval from The Football League.

– Bolton Wanderers FC
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