This weekend Bolton Wanderers slumped to another defeat, this time at the hands of Premier League side Cardiff City in the FA Cup.
The 1-0 loss at the Reebok Stadium has added to the increasing pressure on under-fire boss Dougie Freedman, who has seen his side win only two of the last ten games in the league.
The alarming drop in form has seen the Trotters fall to 18th in the Championship, just three points above the relegation zone as well as being out of the prestigious tournament at the fourth round stage.
Defeat against last season's Championship winners comes fresh from what Freedman described as an "embarrassing" 7-1 hammering at Reading. However, midfielder Neil Danns saw the positives from the most recent loss.
"Our bread and butter is in the league and we'll be taking some positives from this performance," Danns said after the loss. Fans have called for an overhaul of the squad, with the emphasis been on new signings being brought in this transfer window.
The latest financial figures released by the club have proved to be in a stumbling block in Freedman's plans to bring back former loan star Craig Dawson, who is thought to be available after the appointment of Pepe Mel at West Brom.
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