Bolton boss Gary Megson has described suggestions of a recent bust-up with Jlloyd Samuel as "scurrilous" and designed to cause problems.
Megson is reported to have gone 'nose to nose' with Samuel during a half-time rant at his players in the 2-1 defeat at Wolves nine days ago and the report further claimed former England manager Steve McClaren is being lined up by chairman Phil Gartside to replace Megson due to his increasingly fractious relationship with the players.
"What went on with Jlloyd at Wolves was a professional thing in terms of an incident I saw on the pitch on which I was proven right," Megson said. "It (the story) was done on purpose. The stuff that was in it, most of it was scurrilous, was deemed to cause problems, but it wasn't true."
He added: "Jlloyd didn't think I was right, but he was shown a DVD of it at the time, and I was proven to be right. End of story. Finished.
"I feel I've every right to say what I feel. Jlloyd has his right to say what he feels, as does everybody else.
"It happened again on Saturday against City. I had a go at one of our players I thought should be doing better, and it will happen again against West Ham."
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