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Financial meltdown leaves Shola Ameobi looking for new club

5 years ago

Shola Ameobi isn’t having the best of luck.

After a handful of trials with various Championship club led nowhere, the former Newcastle striker was eventually snapped up by Bolton Wanderers.

Shola made an instant impact, coming on as a substitute against Leeds United and scoring only 20 minutes after his introduction in a 1-1 draw.

He has made eight appearances altogether for Bolton and last appeared from the bench in their FA Cup draw at Eastleigh.

Thanks to the financial meltdown at the Lancashire club, it looks as though the replay against Eastleigh on Tuesday night will very likely be his swansong at the club.

Bolton’s assistant manager Steve Walford gave the pre-match press conference earlier today and has announced that the financial situation means they have to let Shola Ameobi go at the end of this week.

Steve Walford:

“This is Shola Ameobi’s last week at the club. We’re not in a position to keep him. It’s a shame. You want players with experience.”

Bolton Wanderers also released an official statement today saying that they had succeeded in getting an adjournment on a winding up order from HMRC.

The club having until February 22nd to show that they have found a solution to their financial problems.

‘Statement regarding the winding up petition presented against the club by HMRC

Bolton Wanderers Football Club can today, Monday 18 January, confirm that that the High Court has granted an adjournment to the winding up petition presented by HMRC.

The High Court has given the club until February 22 to either close a deal with one of the potential buyers of the club or raise sufficient short-term funds from asset sales. This would enable the club to trade and make payments on the debts owed to HMRC and other creditors.

During that period the club will have to find a longer term solution to its financial problems in order to prevent HMRC from winding up the club at the adjourned hearing. ‘


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