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David Wheater Sings Praises of Manager Neil Lennon

Sensible political move from the former Middlesbrough man

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In conversation with the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Wanderers defensive reserve David Wheater has been extolling the virtues of manager Neil Lennon.

In a damning indictment of the reign of former manager Dougie Freedman who was often reported as being a cold and somewhat unapproachable presence at the club, the Redcar-born centre half said of Lennon:

"There are smiles on people's faces all the way through from the kit man to the groundsman, the players, it's back to family feel we had when Owen Coyle was here,"

"After he left it changed a bit.

Wheater continued:

"I've got nothing against Dougie, he had his own ways, but it's a lot better now, the lads have taken to it and I think it was what we needed.

I agree.

Wheater then said:

"In training the gaffer has been top drawer. Training is brilliant. When someone isn't playing well he'll tell you and I think that's what this place has been missing a little bit. You need people to name names when they aren't playing the best."

Sounds like we've got ourselves a goodun.