Bolton Wanderers are enduring a very challenging season, with the Trotters having suffered a 12-point deduction at the beginning of the campaign which leaves them highly likely to be relegated.
The Trotters also started the season having to rely on their youth players to field a starting line-up, before Bolton were eventually able to bring in some experienced first team players, to give Keith Hill a squad to work with in an attempt to pick up as many points as possible.
Hill’s side suffered a third straight defeat in the league on Saturday, losing 2-0 at home to promotion chasing Wycombe Wanderers, which had left them 19 points from safety and facing an inevitable relegation to League Two come the end of the campaign.
Here then, we take a look at TWO players Bolton should sell if they do drop down to League Two…
If Bolton were to suffer what seems like an inevitable relegation to League One, the club would likely be needing to raise funds through player sales to allow them to bring in some extra depth and quality to help them rebuild under Hill next season.
Matthews is one of the Trotters most sellable assets given the keeper has been able to deliver some fine individual performances throughout the season, despite Bolton struggling at times to keep opponents from creating chances, and the 26-year-old will be one player who comes out of the campaign with credit in the bank.
The keeper delivered some strong performances for Bolton in the Championship as well last season, which means that that 26-year-old is not likely to be short of potential suitors come the summer, and the Trotters could well be able to make some decent money through selling Matthews on in the summer.
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Another player who Bolton could potentially sell on in the summer transfer window to raise funds to add to the squad if they suffer relegation is Politic, with the midfielder having been one of Bolton’s bright sparks throughout a troubled campaign, showing signs he has the potential to develop into a reliable first team performer.
Politic has been thrust into first team action this campaign, but the midfielder has at times defied his inexperience delivering some mature performances for Hill’s side, and adding some vital extra goals from the middle of the park, having registered three times in 19 league appearances.
The midfielder has only just recently signed a contract extension, which puts Bolton in a good place contractually to command a healthy transfer fee for Politic, and he has probably earned the right to make a move elsewhere, were another club to come in for him during the summer transfer window.