Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has admitted that the uncertainty surrounding the club’s future, means that it is impossible to get excited about progressing to round four of the FA Cup.
The Trotters came from behind to edge past non-league Eastleigh in their third round replay at the Macron Stadium on Tuesday night, and set up an all-Championship clash against division rivals Leeds United on Saturday, January 30.
However, despite remaining in the competition, Lennon has revealed that he feels no excitement about a potential cup run because of the debt-ridden club’s perilous financial situation.
According to the Guardian, he told reporters: “Hopefully this win can lift everyone because we have a really important game coming up. We’ll take anything that’s going at the moment, with the situation we are in.
“We saw the game out comfortably in the end and now we can look forward to the next round. We should all be excited but it is not really like that at the moment, it’s very, very hard. Managing in these circumstances is difficult.
“I honestly don’t know if this makes any difference to our financial circumstances in terms of some of the deals we are trying to set up this month but the long-term future of the club is obviously paramount and that is what we are trying to secure. This win should help, and if we can get another one on Saturday it will be great.”
Beleaguered Bolton are bottom of the Championship table with just two wins from 27 matches, and are seven points adrift of safety ahead of the clash with MK Dons on Saturday.
The club have only managed to win one game in their last ten Sky Bet Championship fixtures, a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on the 28th December 2015.
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