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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Bristol City

2 February 2018

Following the closure of the January transfer window, Wanderers take to the field for the first time two weeks as they host Bristol City at Macron Stadium on Friday night. Ahead of the game, highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' televised clash with the Robins.

1. RIP Jimmy Armfield

Bolton Wanderers will be honouring the memory of former manager Jimmy Armfield at tonight's match against Bristol City following his passing last month.

Fans are advised that there will be a minute’s applause prior to kick off, while black armbands will be worn also by both sets of players.

2. Under the lights

Having lost just one game at home since September, the Whites will be looking to maintain that form in Friday's night game.

Facing off in front of the Sky cameras, a victory would see Bolton climb out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

And with games under the lights at Macron Stadium always producing a special atmoshphere, Friday could be a night to remember for the Trotters!

3. Debutants

Wanderers welcomed fan-favourite Zach Clough and Reece Burke back to the club on transfer deadline, as well as signing Tyler Walker on loan from Nottingham Forest and Jon Flanagan on loan from Liverpool.

All four will be hopeful of making their Whites debuts against Bristol City, and with Harry Charsley also awaiting his maiden appearance at Macron Stadium, Bolton boast a number of players looking to make a positive first (second) impression in front of the home crowd.

And with the game being televised live, the stage is set a debut to rememeber!

4. Former Robins

Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham will both be looking to line up against their former club on Friday night after making the move to Macron Stadium from Bristol City during the summer.

Having both helped the Robins win both Sky Bet League One and the Football League Trophy in 2014/15, the duo will be afforded warm receptions by the Robins' travelling support.

Both spent three seasons at the club with Little making 102 appearances and scoring two goals and Wilbraham registering 126 and 34 goals.

Now with 25 and 18 Trotters appearances to their names respectively, the duo will be looking forward renewing acquaintances as the aim to get one over on their former employers.

5. Harvester joins Golden Gamble prizes!

Bolton Wanderers Lotteries are delighted to have the Harvester pub and restaurant come on board as their newest supporter of the Golden Gamble half time draw.

Starting from Friday's game, they will be offering supporters the chance to win a £50 gift card every home match for the remainder of the season.

Make sure you buy your ticket for just £1 with many fabulous prizes on offer!

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Match Reports

Report: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Bristol City

2 February 2018

Wanderers picked up a priceless victory over promotion-chasing Bristol City in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday evening.

The deadlock was broken with 19 minutes of the clash remaining as Sammy Ameobi picked up the ball in his own half and powered downfield before beating Luke Steele to send the Bolton faithful into raptures.

And come full time, his effort was enough to ensure that the three points remained with the Whites.


There was a Bolton debut for Tyler Walker following his deadline day move to the club, while Mark Beevers was back in the mix after missing the Ipswich Town clash on January 20 through illness.


Following a period of pressure from the visitors that came to nothing much inside the opening stages, Wanderers sprung into life with former Bristol City man Mark Little causing trouble down the right flank, with his trickery into the box and consequent cross being cleared at the death.

Goalmouth chances were few and far between inside the first ten minutes, but Sammy Ameobi did come close shortly after as he twisted and turned and shrugged off the challenge of two City shirts before unleashing a drive which flew inches wide of Luke Steele’s far post.

It was an opportunity which had the Whites faithful out of their seats and hungry for more.

The Robins weren’t for sitting back though, and it was certainly a full-blooded affair with tackles flying in left, right and centre.

As the game reached its quarter-mark however, neither goalkeeper had been really tested, although Wanderers were the ones making the loudest noises in terms of attacking moves.

A goalmouth scramble ensued on the 26th minute mark too, with Steele fumbling the ball on the edge of the six yard box while Henry saw his eventual strike deflect off a white shirt and out of play.

The visitors then responded in kind though, as Bobby Reid’s cross narrowly eluded the advancing Famara Diedhiou who was well placed in the six yard box.

They also enjoyed a period of pressure in and around Bolton’s 18-yard box with eight minutes of the first half remaining, with a succession of blocked shots culminating in Reid putting his own effort a foot wide of the upright.

As the clock ran down to half-time, it was Bolton looking the more likely with the majority of play happening in City’s half, but come the break, the scores were goalless.


With no changes for either side at the break, proceedings got back underway under the floodlights.

And Wanderers almost broke the deadlock inside two minutes, with Josh Vela’s cross finding Mark Beevers who saw his effort blocked.

Coming so close buoyed the Whites, but City almost snatched the lead against the run of play through Diedhiou, only for Alnwick to somehow keep out his effort before David Wheater put in a superb sliding tackle on Korey Smith to clear Bolton’s lines.

The 57th minute of the clash however saw Zach Clough, fresh from his deadline day loan move back to Wanderers, enter the field in place of Walker, with the forward receiving a standing ovation from three sides of Macron Stadium on his return.

And he tried his luck just five minutes after coming into the fray with a free-kick from distance, but Steele was equal to his effort which unfortunately lacked bite.

He was certainly proving a handful for the City backline however, with a mazy run by him from just inside the visitors’ half soon after eventually being ended just outside of the penalty area.

Wanderers were knocking, and they were eventually rewarded with 19 minutes remaining as Ameobi picked up the ball in his own half of the pitch, shrugged off the challenge of his marker, powered downfield and unleashed an effort into the bottom corner of the Bristol net to the sheer delight of the Bolton faithful.

Stunned, the Robins set about trying to force a way back into the clash but were coming up against a stubborn Bolton backline.

Zach Clough meanwhile had a glorious opportunity to put the result to bed with five minutes left after finding himself unmarked just inside the box, but his effort sailed over the crossbar to the disbelief of the Wanderers fans.

The clock was ticking down to full time, and the home supporters could almost taste victory.

With four minutes of additional time indicated, it was all hands to the pump for Bolton to see the game out.

And come full time, their efforts were enough to secure three priceless points.


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Ticket News

Ticket bulletin: Friday 2 February

2 February 2018

Welcome to the ticket update for Friday 2 February. Here you will find all the information you need in a simple-to-read format regarding match tickets for Bolton Wanderers' upcoming fixtures.

Bristol City (H)

Friday 2 February


Open sale

Adults from £26

Over-65s from £20

Under-23s from £20

Under-18s: £10

Under-12s: £8

Fulham (H)

Saturday 10 February


Open sale

Adults from £28

Over-65s from £22

Under-23s from £22

Under-18s: £11

Under-12s: £9

Cardiff City (A)

Tuesday 13 February


On sale to season ticket holders

Members: Monday 5 February

Open Sale: Wednesday 7 February

General Ticket Prices

Adults - £22

Over-60s - £18

Under-22s - £13

Under-16s - £10


Family Area Ticket Prices*

Adults - £15

Over-60s - £12

Under-22s - £10

Under-16s - £5

*No adult tickets will be sold without Under-16s and no Under-16s will be sold without adults in the designated Family Area.

Queens Park Rangers (A)

Saturday 17 February


On sale to season ticket holders

Members: Monday 5 February

Open Sale: Wednesday 7 February

Gold Ticket Prices

Adults - £33

Over-60s - £23

Under-22s - £23

Under-18s - £16


Silver Ticket Prices

Adults - £28

Over-60s - £19

Under-22s - £19

Under-18s - £13

Under-8s - Free (With full-paying adult)

Sunderland (H)

Tuesday 20 February


On sale to season ticket holders

Open Sale: Monday 5 February

Adults from £28

Over-65s from £22

Under-23s from £22

Under-18s: £11

Under-12s: £9

*Family Tickets are only available to purchase in the Bolton at Home Family Stand, situated in the North Stand Upper Tier

Corporate hospitality packages at home games are also available to Bolton Wanderers supporters. For more information email, phone the commercial team on 01204 673761, or buy online HERE.

Tickets and official club travel can be bought online at, in-person at Bolton Central or over the phone on 0844 871 2932 then press option two followed by option one.

Please note, it is a criminal offence to take alcohol onto coaches which are travelling to sporting events as per The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985. Bolton Wanderers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in possession or under the influence of alcohol. Any alcohol found on the coach will be confiscated.

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