Bolton consider home-grown dream team

HITC Sport understands that Keith Hill and David Flitcroft could be lined up for Macron Stadium.

Relegated Bolton Wanderers are considering going for a home-town 'dream-team' in the shape of Keith Hill and David Flitcroft, HITC Sport understands.

Former Trotters assistant boss Phil Brown, and one-time Bolton captain Kevin Nolan - are leading the betting, along with Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder, as the club's new owners - who sacked Neil Lennon a few weeks ago - consider their options on who they want to be in charge at the Macron Stadium.

But new chief executive Dean Holdsworth wants to make sure his new management team can get them out of League One, which has drawn him to Hill and his former assistant Flitcroft, widely regarded as two of the most progressive young managers in England.

The duo worked together at Rochdale for six years before being appointed by Barnsley in 2011. Flitcroft then succeeded Hill as Barnsley boss in 2012 before he left in 2013.

Since then Hill has returned to Rochdale and turned them into League One promotion contenders, whilst Flitcroft has also performed very well by taking Bury to promotion from League Two last season.

Now Holdsworth is ready to make an approach for both - who interestingly are both Bolton born-and-bred - with the idea of them working together once again, despite the fact he would have to pay two lots of compensation.

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