‘Pretty much condemns Parky,’ ‘Difficult read’ – These Bolton fans react to departing player interview

Bristol Rovers new signing Mark Little has been speaking to the Bolton News about his reasons for leaving Bolton Wanderers.

The thirty-year-old felt it was the uncertainty at the club which swayed his decision to join Rovers, with boardroom turmoil leaving his contract situation unclear, Little thought he had no option but to secure the welfare of his family by moving away from Bolton.

The paper claims the Bolton squad have not been appropriately paid since February and feel abandoned by their employer.

Little’s situation deteriorated further when he was frozen out of the first-team reckoning by boss Phil Parkinson, making just four appearances all season after being one of Bolton’s star performers in 2017/18.

Indeed many fans felt Little was a contender for player of the season in his first year at the club until a rash challenge at Loftus Road resulted in a red card and a spell on the sidelines through suspension. It was a tackle that effectively derailed his Bolton career as the full-back never regained his first-team place.

The interview is a stark account of life at Bolton and how the financial turmoil at the club is affecting both players and staff. It is not an easy read for Bolton fans with the clubs future in jeopardy it gives the whole issue of ownership problems in the EFL a human perspective.

Little perfectly sums up his time at the club stating ‘they didn’t play me or pay me in the end.’

Bolton fans soon took to social media to respond to the interview, with many criticising the handling of the player by Parkinson and displaying a sense of anger, sadness and despair at the state of their famous old club.

Here is a selection of their responses on Twitter.





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