Carlisle United have announced as per their official website that they have agreed on a deal that will see them extend the contract of star defender Rhys Bennett. The announcement comes after some weeks of discussion and contract negotiations which involved the player and his agent. He will now stay with the Cumbrians till at least the end of the current campaign.

It is both huge news and a big boost for the club who are currently the leaders of the League Two division after the defender put in some fine performances that have seen him earn a contract renewal. He was strongly linked with an exit and rumours had it that Bolton Wanderers were his most likely destination but with the latest development, he seems to be going nowhere at the moment.



Bolton Wanders return to league action on the road as they travel to the Midlands to take on Walsall in the Sky Bet League Two. The game will be played at the Banks' Stadium where both teams would be looking to overpower one another to claim bragging rights.

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Bolton Wanderers player Harry Brockbank has missed the last couple of games for his side but is expected to be making a return from injury very soon. He won't be making any appearance against Walsall as his time on the sideline is set to be extended.

Bolton Wanderers Hosted Fans to Watch the Match

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation throughout the world, football matches are getting organized in spectator less stadiums. Thus the football fanatics are really sad but have nothing to do as there are high chances of infection in the crowded areas. In this situation, Bolton Wanderers had decided to invite their fans to watch the match streamed directly from the stadium. Not only the Bolton Wanderers, but some other clubs also have experimented on the thing that if they can stream their matches directly from the venues to the bars of the hotels.

This new idea has seen success as lots of fans love to have drinks while watching the games. They have to book their table in the bars and they will get their drinks and snacks until the match ends. For the booking purpose, the clubs have circulated a phone number. The fans have to call the number and get confirmation of the booking of the table. The cost of this entertainment package is also not very high as they will have to spend only 25 pounds per head. The bars will permit not more than 6 people per table and one family in each. The gates of the bars will open at 5:15 p.m. and the matches will start from 7 p.m.

Kevin Davies confident Bolton will fare well in League Two

Former Bolton Wanderers star Kevin Davies believes the Trotters should do well in League Two next term. The Trotters have faced back-to-back relegations from the Championship and League One and they will feature in the fourth tier of English football next season. While the current situation is disappointing for the fans, Davies believes they should be grateful, considering the club were nearly expelled from the Football League after entering administration earlier this year.


Aaron Wilbraham suggests Dean Holden as next Bolton boss

Bolton Wanderers manager Keith Hill will be departing from the club at the end of this month. The club is in need of a new coach and there are many suggestions that are being put forward. English footballer Aaron Wilbraham has suggested Dean Holden as the next manager of Bolton. When Keith Hill leaves,the club will be facing relegation moving to the second tier of English league.


Rooney describes the experience of playing against Bolton with Manchester United

Wayne Rooney wrote in his Sunday Times column that Manchester United players dreaded to play against Bolton Wanderers. His teammates never liked the idea of playing against them. He also recalled particularly about the French defender Patrice Evra who would be the most tensed about the match. The particular reason for this disinterest wasif one is going to play away matches with Bolton, one needsto win the fight first. Rooney described the matches as horrible as it was always physical.


Keith Hill pleased with Bolton Wanderers’ draw against Accrington Stanley

Bolton Wanderers manager Keith Hill has appreciated the performance of his team during the 0-0 draw against Accrington Stanley at the weekend. The Trotters had gone into the game on a five-match losing run but they managed to put up a solid defensive display to claim their first clean sheet in nearly a month.


Keith Hill aiming promotion with Bolton next season

Bolton Wanderers manager Keith Hill has said that he will be eyeing promotion with Bolton Wanderers next season regardless of the division. The Trotters were handed with a 12-point penalty at the beginning of the campaign after they went into administration but they were able to avoid from being defunct with the change in ownership.

The Trotters have since made a decent comeback with the purchase of experienced recruits on loan or Bosman deals but they are still facing a battle to beat the drop. At present, Hill’s side are 15 points adrift of AFC Wimbledon, who are just outside of the relegation zone but there remains plenty of optimism with their recent form and as many as three games in hand.
Speaking to The Bolton News, Hill said that he has clear vision with the Greater Manchester outfit and he has the ambition of getting them promoted from either League One or League Two next term, he told: “I am 100 per cent behind it because they have a clear vision and they are doing things correctly.



Stewart Downing joined Blackburn Rovers last summer transfer window and manager Tony Mowbray has come out to heap praise on the former Liverpool man.
Although this is a great defiance from the days when players who made Blackburn rejoice were the likes of Michel Salgado and others of similar caliber, Stewart Downing is not totally feeble when it comes to contributing to the success of any team he has ever played in.
With players like Downing, clubs will always be interested in hiring him for his services until he officially hangs up his boot and upon leaving Middlesbrough last summer, the former England international opted to join out of every other club that chased his signature during the transfer window.


Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers faced off in League One action as both sides were looking to grab valuable three points. The fixture which would have been a Premier League game a decade ago showed how far both teams had fallen in recent years.

The troubled clubs were embroiled in the relegation battle before the game with Bolton still on negative points following the pointsdeduction by the EFL.

This was therefore a match many Pompey fans were expecting their team to win. However the match was anything but a huge battle on the pitch as both teams came out with a physical approach which disrupted the rhythm of the match.


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