Bolton secures extra time to defend itself from HMRC

BOLTON Wanderers’ continuing fight to avoid administration in the High Court has been granted a further stay of execution following an adjournment until March 21.

Solicitors representing the Sky Bet Championship side appeared at the High Court on Monday to run through the plans for a buy-out of the club by a consortium led by former striker Dean Holdsworth.

Registrar Clive Jones refused a winding-up petition from HMRC, which had asked for Bolton to be wound up after over a £2.2m tax bill.

The Trotters recently announced that it had sold its training ground to Wigan Athletic.


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