Coach could be set to quit Blackpool for Bolton

Bobby Mimms (right) with Pool keeper Colin Doyle
Bobby Mimms (right) with Pool keeper Colin Doyle
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Neil McDonald could be set to lose one of his right-hand men before the season even starts.

The Gazette understands goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms could be approached by Bolton this week, leaving McDonald and Blackpool short just days before Saturday’s big kick-off at Colchester.

Mimms followed McDonald from West Ham and is a close ally of the new Blackpool boss.

Should he opt for a move to Pool’s North West rivals, it would be a huge blow for the club, particularly keepers Colin Doyle and Kyle Letheran.

Mimms, understudy to Tim Flowers in Rovers’ 1995 Premier League winning side has worked with McDonald in the same role at West Ham United last season.

Now an experienced coach, the 51-year-old has held down roles at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn and most recently West Ham, amongst others.