Bolton Wanderers sit second from bottom in the Championship, with only struggling Ipswich Town keeping them off the basement spot, having gone nine matches without a win in the league.
They are struggling to emulate the sort of form they showcased earlier on in the season, and are in danger of being left behind in the relegation zone if they don’t buck up their ideas soon.
Is it fair to say the pressure is building on Trotters boss Phil Parkinson now? Is his job under threat?
I’m not so sure.
He’s got one hand tied behind his back, his side are out of their depth financially and struggling to cope with better financed teams.
Sacking him achieves nothing. Another manager might make them briefly stronger, but not in the long term.
Parkinson is perhaps doing as well with Bolton as Warne at Rotherham. It’s all about context.
Of course it is.
They are on a terrible, terrible run of form and his position at the club needs to be considered very carefully.
Saying that though, if he more money to spend, would he be a success?
There is certainly pressure, considering the start to the season they had.
Now in the bottom three, it has been a sensational collapse, and there will be eyes on him over the next few weeks.
If Bolton continue to falter and side to the bottom of the table, then questions will need to be asked.
The club has next to no money and will probably have to make do with that they have for the rest of the season.
So to a degree, his hands are tied, but he has a pretty solid squad there and should be doing better.