Bolton Escape Administration After Owner Repays Loan

Bolton Wanderers have avoided administration after agreeing a deal to pay off their main creditor BluMarble Capital Ltd, club owner Ken Anderson said on Wednesday. Anderson had warned on Monday that the Championship outfit was facing the prospect of insolvency and a points penalty after an initial offer to repay the financial company was turned down, the International New York Times reported on a Reuters story. However, Anderson confirmed an agreement was reached and the club now has one of the lowest debt positions in the second division. "Following on from all the speculation, I am pleased to confirm that the loan from BluMarble Capital Ltd has been repaid," Anderson told the club website. "I am also pleased to be able to confirm that the loans to both PBP (Michael James) and Brett Warburton have been extended on better terms for the club and I am extremely grateful for the continued support, help and assistance of Michael and Brett. Read more. (Subscription required.)