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Neil Lennon says sorry but will fight on as Bolton boss

By Staff Reporter

Bolton assistant manager Steve Walford said Neil Lennon is "very sorry" after Wanderers cleared him to stay on as manager following an internal investigation.

The Sky Bet Championship club announced on Tuesday that the former Northern Ireland international would remain in his post after they looked into allegations made about Lennon's private life in a Sunday newspaper.

Walford faced the media yesterday and revealed Lennon had addressed the matter with his squad and was hoping to move on from it ahead of the bottom-of-the-table clash with Rotherham on Boxing Day.

"The situation with the manager now has been cleared up regarding the staff and the players; he's spoken to them and they're all behind him," Walford said.

"He's obviously down and very sorry for his actions. I've known Neil a long time and he'll bounce back, no danger. The players and the club are all behind him now. As far as I'm concerned, I think the matter's closed."

Bolton are without a win in 16 games and still face an uncertain future off the field with owner Eddie Davies looking to sell up. Having not received their wages for November, their players are due to be paid next week - with a percentage of that coming from the PFA.

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