Championship side Bolton Wanderers were in court with an unpaid tax bill of £1.2 million at the heart of their problems. They have been given until April 3rd to provide the Court with an update, with HMRC having brought the action against them. Current owner Ken Anderson has 94.5% of the club's shares, and this week Bolton confirmed that a Cheshire-based consortium had withdrawn. n. They claimed in court that they were in talks with a second buyer and expected to be able to provide a commitment within the next 14 days. The court was told that the would-be buyer currently owns a stake in another football club, and so needs more time to relinquish control of that club before taking on any stake in Bolton
Bolton's situation is complicated by the fact that League Two side Forest Green Rovers have announced they are taking legal action against Bolton for breach of contract. The Gloucestershire side are proceeding after the transfer of striker Christian Doidge collapsed in January, with Bolton unable to make payment for the player they took on a loan deal during August 2018. Forest Green have since taken Doidge back, and are fielding him in their league fixtures, with Bolton apparently unable to pay the permanent transfer fee, which had been in excess of £1 million, with the first stage payment of £250,000 due in January 2019. Forest Green are also suing for Bolton's failure to pay Doidge's wages during his four months on loan there.