We Will Remain Cautious - Gartside

Last updated : 06 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has said the club will not be emulating recently relegated Leeds United by spending more than they can afford.

The Wanderers cheif beleives that the club should remain cautious as to what they spend or run the risk of ending up like last Sunday's opponents Leeds United who saw themselves relegated after a few years of careless spending which left them with huge debts and players they could no longer realistically afford.

Despite renewed calls to splash the cash Gartside feels the risk of failure is something which will put the club in danger and will once again give manager Sam Allardyce little to spend hoping he can pull another Bosman transfer such as Djorkaeff, Okocha or Campo out of the bag.

"Whether it's tempting or not, we won't be going down that route, It might sound boring and people might not want to hear it, but next year will be much of the same - we will be cautious.I don't like seeing the demise of any club but, if you gamble and fail, you have to take the consequences. Now Leeds have got to take it on the chin and go back and rebuild from a lower platform." he said