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Bolton to consider appealing Rob Holding’s red card

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The Sky Bet Championship’s basement side Bolton Wanderers are considering an appeal against Rob Holding’s first half red card in their defeat to Reading yesterday, according to caretaker manager Jimmy Phillips.

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Holding was sent off just 22 minutes into the contest at the Macron Stadium for fouling Royals striker Matej Vydra in the penalty area, although the Czech Republic international saw his resulting spot-kick saved by Trotters keeper Ben Amos.

However, caretaker boss Phillips, who stepped in following the departure of Neil Lennon a few weeks ago, told the Bolton News that the club may consider lodging an appeal, saying: ‘I think it’s something the club will look at.

‘Simon Marland is the key person to speak to. He has been through the process before and might know the incidents we’ll have a chance to appeal.’

The defender has appeared 25 times in all competitions for Bolton this season, and netted his first senior goal in the 3-1 win over MK Dons back in January.

He has also attracted interest from Premier League outfit Everton and indeed yesterday’s opponents Reading after some decent performances for the Trotters and, with Bolton doomed for the drop, he may feel that his future lies elsewhere if he is to further his career.

It took until the 90th minute for Brian McDermott’s men to break down their spirited hosts yesterday afternoon, with Ola John netting a stunning 30-yard strike to all but consign Bolton to League One football next season.

The defeat, a 21st in the league this season for the Trotters, leaves them 15 points adrift of safety going into their game at Brentford on Tuesday night.

Bolton fans… what do you make of the news? Did Holding deserve to get sent off? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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