TalkSPORT pundit Micky Gray has said that Bolton Wanderers players have disrespected the fans after going on strike during the final two games of the season. The first-team squad has been unpaid over the past two months and this has contributed to the indefinite strike during the closing stages of the campaign.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Sunderland legend Gray was far from sympathetic with the players, given they are not helping the crisis-ridden club. He added that they should complete the remaining Championship games out of respect for the Trotters supporters before taking up any action over the unpaid salaries.
He told the outlet: “That group of Bolton players who are refusing to play a game, they’ve been let down because they haven’t been paid and I completely understand that. But wouldn’t you say to yourself: ‘I’m better than that, we’ve got a couple of games left, let’s just play these games for our supporters and for the future of Bolton’? There are a group of supporters there who are not able to watch their beloved football club.”
Meanwhile, Bolton have other concerns to worry about with the potential takeover from Laurence Bassini under the verge of a collapse. The former Watford owner has been touted to take control of the club, but there are, however, concerns whether he has the necessary funds to complete the transfer of ownership.
As such, the chiefs from the English Football League are expected to discuss over the same during a meeting on Tuesday and only thereafter, a conclusion may be found. Bolton have already been relegated from the Championship and their delay to complete the final games of the season could see them receive further sanctions. The Greater Manchester club could face the prospect of being docked points during the 2019/2020 League One season.