Forest Green Rovers’ chairman Dale Vince says that Bolton Wanderers ambitions of striking a deal to keep striker Christian Doidge are comparable to Theresa May’s attempts to strike a deal over Brexit.
Doidge joined Bolton from Rovers in the summer on an initial loan but with a view to a permanent deal being signed in January, but with the Trotters now under a transfer embargo, the deal is unable to go through.
The 26-year-old has therefore returned to the League Two side but Bolton chairman Ken Anderson remained confident of striking a deal to keep the striker. A prospect Vince has now dismissed:
“Bolton saying they still think they can get a deal for Doidge reminds me of Theresa May saying she’ll still get a Brexit deal,” he said.
“It’s not going to happen.”
Doidge scored 20 goals and assisted five more last season in League Two for Mark Cooper’s side opting to move to the Championship club this summer.
However, it now looks like he will return to his former club for the remainder of the season, giving their promotion hopes a real boost.
It is very hard to side with anyone other than Dale Vince in this scenario.
Bolton seem to be run pretty atrociously at the moment and their general response to this latest scenario has only shown them in a worse light than before.
The best thing they could do is apologise to Forest Green and leave Doidge alone having messed the club and player around enough.