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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough

8 September 2017

As Wanderers return to action against Middlesbrough this weekend after the September international break, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' Sky Bet Championship clash with the Teesiders.

1. Club football is back!

Club football returns to Macron Stadium on Saturday after the international break as Wanderers welcome Middlesbrough to BL6.

Having lost their their last outing before the break in disappointing manner against Hull City, it has been a long two weeks for the Whites as they looked to re-group at Lostock.

Hungry to bounce back, this weekend's clash with Boro gives Bolton the perfect opportunity to kickstart their season in front of their home fans.

Tickets for the game are available online, with fans able to buy in advance and print at home to avoid queues at Macron Stadium. 

Click HERE to get your tickets and cheer on the Trotters this weekend!

2. International break

The international break has provided Phil Parkinson with both positives and negatives heading into Saturday's game.

While Wanderers have had to wait that bit longer to get back on the field after their last outing, an extra week on the training field has been welcomed after a fast-paced opening month to the 2017/18 season.

Injured players have had an extra week to recover, presenting the Whites manager with a welcome selection dilemma as certain members of his first team squad close in on first team returns.

However, Bolton also saw West Ham United loanee Josh Cullen play the full 90 minutes for Republic of Ireland Under-21s as they faced Azerbaijan in Baku for their latest European qualifier.

And with Parkinson having resisted the urge to rotate for league fixtures so far this season, the likes of Derik Osede and Antonee Robinson could be given the opportunity to start after impressing in Carabao Cup fixtures.

3. Injury news

David Wheater is in line to make his first team return against his former club this weekend having been sidelined since the opening day of the season, while Phil Parkinson confirmed the injury suffered by Jem Karacan at Hull City is not as bad as first feared.

Late decisions will be made on Will Buckley and Josh Cullen after the pair also both limped off against the Tigers, but Sammy Ameobi is not yet ready to return. Josh Vela remains sidelined.

4. Signing session

Fans can meet Sammy Ameobi and Josh Vela in Bolton Central this Saturday with the popular duo appearing in the club's retail outlet to meet fans from 12.45pm onwards prior to the Trotters' Sky Bet Championship clash with Middlesbrough.

With Wanderers' 2017/18 home shirt back in stock in store, 'Wanderers Return', the club's 2016/17 promotion-winning commemorative book, available for a reduced price of just £10 and Bolton's official matchday programme, 'The Wanderer' also on sale, fans will have plenty of opportunities to get merchandise signed by the pair!
 
So pop into Bolton Central prior to kick-off and meet the pair, before cheering on the Whites as they look to return to winning ways after the international break!
 
5. Deadline Day debutant
 
Bolton fans could get their first glimpse of Deadline Day signing Craig Noone this weekend with the wideman in line to make his Trotters debut.

Signing a two-year deal after joining from Cardiff City, the 29-year-old has impressed in his first week at training at Lostock.

With Bolton's 2017/18 home shirt available both in store at Bolton Central and online, you can personlise your shirt with 'Noone 12' and give the Trotters' latest signing a warm welcome against Middlesbrough this weekend!

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Report: Hull City 4-0 Bolton Wanderers

25 August 2017

Wanderers fell to defeat in their final outing before the upcoming international break as Hull City ran out 4-0 winners at the KCOM Stadium on Friday evening.

Three first half goals did the damage as Wanderers to a second successive defeat against a strong and determined Tigers outfit.

Strikes from Adama Diomende, Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki gave the hosts a comfortable half time lead before Bowen added his second and Hull’s fourth late in the game.

Wanderers lost the services of stand-in captain Jem Karacan early in the game through injury.

Manager Phil Parkinson made just the one change from the starting XI who took to the field for Wanderers’ last league outing against Derby County with Will Buckley coming in for Darren Pratley in midfield.

Karacan, who captained Wanderers in their midweek Carabao Cup victory against Sheffield Wednesday, retained the armband.

After a quiet start from both sides, Hull’s David Meyler was shown a yellow card after  ten minutes for a very clumsy and late challenge on the Wanderers skipper deep inside his own half.

The opening goal came moments later through Adama Diomende who charged into the box to power a drive past Howard who managed to get his fingertips to the ball following a swift counter attack.

Wanderers suffered another blow when Karacan was forced off the field after failing to recover from that earlier challenge. Pratley came on in his place.

And the midfielder almost equalised with his first touch when his low drive was deflected for a throw-in off the foot of Allan McGregor.

But the hosts gave Wanders a mountain to climb when Jarrod Bowen’s header beat Howard following another sharp counter attack to double Hull’s lead inside 20 minutes.

Pratley had another effort on goal when a corner fell to him but despite having some time to place his shot the ball sailed over the bar.

The third came just before the half-hour mark when Kamil Grosicki, who had a hand in each of the first two goals, powered his way into the box and brushed away the challenge of Burke to leave Howard with no chance.

Parkinson made his second substitution during the interval with Derik coming on for Buckley.

Neither side offered any threat following the restart, with the hosts seemingly content with their large advantage.

Adam Le Fondre came on for Josh Cullen just before the hour mark as the visitors made their final change of the evening.

Bowen should have made it four when he found himself with space on the edge of the box but could only fire his shot over the bar.

Le Fondre registered a rare shot on target for the visitors not long after he came on but his well struck effort went straight into the arms of McGregor.

The pace of the game slowed down to a canter with Hull passing the ball around with ease.

Armstrong almost grabbed a consolation with just minutes remaining but couldn’t direct his shot past a diving McGregor.

Still searching for their first league win of the season, Wanderers now head into the international break before facing Middlesbrough at Macron Stadium.

But Bowen put the gloss on a comprehensive victory with his second of the night.

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Reminder of pay on the day for Hull City

25 August 2017

Bolton Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets directly from Hull City ahead of our game at the KCOM Stadium on Friday evening.

Fans wishing to do so for the 7.45pm kick-off should head for the away supporters' bar upon their arrival at the stadium.

All tickets meanwhile will cost a flat-rate of £18 each.

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