Neil Lennon: Bolton Wanderers boss questions his role

Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon took over at Bolton Wanderers from Dougie Freedman in October 2014

Manager Neil Lennon admits Bolton's miserable run of one win from 20 league games has left him questioning whether or not he is the right man to turn around their on-field fortunes.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Hull City saw Bolton slip five points from safety at the bottom of the Championship table.

The result came two days after the club received a winding-up petition.

When asked if he is still the right man to lead the club, Lennon said: "Maybe not. I don't know. I think I am."

Talking to BBC Radio Manchester, the former Celtic boss continued: "But it is a results-driven business at the end of the day, so one win in 20 is not great reading."

Lennon's Trotters have lost 10 of their 20 Championship matches this season and went out of the League Cup in the first round to League One side Burton Albion.

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Lennon on Hull City v Bolton

The Northern Irishman has described Tuesday's trip to Charlton, who sit one place and one point above the relegation spots, as a "six-pointer".

"We have to treat it as a cup tie. It is a game they are capable of winning," said Lennon, who replaced Dougie Freedman as boss in October 2014.

"We have to recover from this and we need find a recipe for creating chances, because we have plenty of the ball but are wasteful in the final third."

Bolton's struggles on the field have been compounded by off-field uncertainty.

Wanderers face administration and a 12-point deduction if money can not be raised or new owners do not come in to pay an unpaid tax bill of about £600,000.

There are understood to be four parties interested in taking over the club.

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