Bolton manager Gary Megson revealed on Tuesday that members of his squad had gone down with swine flu. Megson's comments came after Sam Allardyce, manager of Bolton's Premier League rivals Blackburn Rovers, said players and backroom staff at his club had contracted the virus.
Bolton play Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday and while Allardyce was angry with officials for not giving a lead in getting games called off, Megson said: "From our own point of view, you're not going to be a business with quite a few employees and it totally escapes you.
"You are going to get one or two with swine flu and I think on the playing staff I think we have had five, four players and one member of staff. You try and do your best to avoid it but I would imagine it's near enough impossible. They are all okay at the moment, but it wouldn't be right to start giving you names.”