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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.

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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