With the situation at Bolton becoming more critical by the day, the players who find themselves unpaid and, with an uncertain future may well be looking to cut their losses and move on as soon as possible.
With the season over and their bargaining power fast disappearing, calls to their agents must be high on their ‘to do’ list.
It is sickening for supporters to lose players from a club for financial reasons, however, it has happened at Oldham when owner Chris Moore dismantled the side back in 2003 which had shown great promise under manager Iain Dowie.
Bolton fans must realise that most of the players who have struggled through this season are not going to be around in August, and there are three in particular who might be persuaded to make the trip over to Boundary Park…
Faced with the prospect of playing in League One with a possible points deduction. The 29-year-old, 6-foot Polish defender may well fancy his chances in Oldham’s back line. There is a rumour that the former FC Koln player has given Bolton two weeks notice after their failure to pay him. He has not featured in the last three Bolton games, and with the club back in the High Court on May 8th, deserting the sinking ship may begin in earnest.
Any player reaching his 35th birthday and finding himself in a side heading for oblivion may see a drop down to a lower division, as the perfect opportunity to board a lifeboat. The big centre forward has had a fair few clubs, with his best period being with Crewe eight years ago but might be just the player to lead Latics frontline next season.
Latics are going to need a new ‘keeper next season and it might seem odd to choose one who let in 78 goals this season, but there should be competition for places and if Zeus de la Paz is hoping to step up to be the first choice in goal. There is no reason why the much-travelled Alnwick and youth team ‘keeper Ewan McFarlane, shouldn’t be breathing down his neck.