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Gossip: Wanderers' David Wheater set for appearance based bonus

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So yesterday was disappointing. Whilst many expected Wanderers to lose against Derby County, the first half performance set the tone for the game.

Someone who played yesterday was David Wheater, who hadn’t played in the previous five games.

There was a little story about Bolton Wanderers’ longest serving player in The Sun this morning.

The little snippet stated:

“Bolton’s David Wheater hopes to earn a £50,000 bonus - if he can keep his place. Centre-half and skipper Wheater, 31, is due the extra payment based on appearances. Captaining the side at Derby yesterday left him three short of his target of 32.”

Obviously, I don’t know how true this is.

Two years ago, Wanderers had to stop playing Jay Spearing because of payments due to Liverpool. The Reds would have been due £100,000 had Spearing played once more in the 2015/2016 season.

Who knows what side Phil Parkinson will choose for Tuesday’s huge game against Millwall.