Leeds United: Bolton boss Lennon hoping takeover goes through

Neil Lennon

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Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon says he hopes Dean Holdsworth’s takeover of the club goes through after a 2-1 defeat at Leeds pushed them closer to the Championship trapdoor.

Lennon bemoaned his side’s lack of firepower as two goals by Mirco Antenucci earned the hosts the points before a late response from Trotters substitute Kaiyne Woolery.

“It’s been a problem for us all season, we’ve lacked quality in the final third and that was apparent here,” said Lennon, whose side dropped to the bottom and are still without a win on the road this season.

“For all our good approach play we weren’t clinical enough. We had Leeds on the back foot for the last 20 minutes.

“They had one shot in the second half and it goes in the back of the net. Strikers cost money and we’ve not got a lot of that this season.”

Lennon, who feels his side must win six of their remaining 11 games in order to escape relegation, refused to blame his side’s plight on today High Court hearing when club must give more detail of a planned sale to a consortium headed by former striker Dean Holdsworth.

“We’ll be in the High Court for a third time and we need the takeover to come through otherwise we’ll be looking at an administration scenario. Why it’s taken so long to come through I don’t know because it was announced two weeks ago that Dean’s group had bought the club.

“But I think the League need more proof of funds to sustain it. I hope it goes through.”

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