Bolton Wanderers Managed To Secure A Point Under The Most Incredible Circumstances

Bolton Wanderers are currently going through the most difficult period of their 145-year history.

The League One side have been hit by ongoing financial issues and as a result, they were slapped with a 12 point deduction in May, becoming the first EFL club for six years to enter administration.

These problems off the pitch have also had a huge impact on it.

Manager Phil Parkinson has been forced to field young, inexperienced players in the opening games of the season.

The fact that club captain, Harry Brockbank, is just 20 years of age says everything you need to know.

But the homegrown defender proudly led his team out against Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

And despite the club's ongoing issues, including that 12 point deduction, the incredible efforts of this young team made nine thousand fans, who could only buy tickets as of yesterday, beam with pride.

Parkinson's side recorded a respectable 0-0 draw against their League One counterparts after fielding a starting XI with an average age of 19.

The oldest player in that team was just 24-years-old.

Bolton fans took to social media both during and after the game to express their pride.

"Wow. What a performance from those young lads." said Twitter user Joseph Gibbons. "Average age of 19. Those first team players who refused to play today should leave the club in the morning. So proud of that team! That's the club I fell in love with as a child."

Let's hope Bolton can push on in the coming months.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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