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Match Previews

Match Preview: Rotherham United vs. Bolton Wanderers

14 September 2019

Wanderers head on the road in a Sky Bet League One clash at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, the home of Rotherham United.

Team News

Wanderers have a whole host of new names to choose from today, after completing nine signings on deadline day.

Following on from his road traffic accident, Joe Bunney is out of contention for the foreseeable future.

Who would you like to see if your starting line-up for today’s clash? Tweet @OfficialBWFC using the hashtag #BWFC and let us know what you think!

Head to Head

Wanderers and Rotherham have faced each other on 41 occasions, with us coming out on top in 10 of those contests.

The two teams have drawn on 14 occasions and Rotherham have 17 victories to their name in clashes between the two sides. Their last win against Wanderers coming back in January 1997 in the old First Division.

In recent history, games between the two teams have ended in a 2-2 and 0-0 draw, when they met in the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One season.

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from Wanderers’ Manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the BBC Radio Manchester team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

At the time of writing, Rotherham are the favourites heading into this one. The away side are fancied to be victorious by Sky Bet and are priced at 2/5.

Wanderers are priced at 6/1 to register a win and you can get the draw at 7/2.

Man in the Middle:

Sebastian Stockbridge will be the referee for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League One clash against Paul Warne’s men.

The North-East based referee has officiated six matches this season. He last took charge of a Sky Bet League Two fixture between Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle, where he dished out five cautions during a 3-1 victory for the Cobblers.

This will be the first time that Stockbridge will take charge of a Wanderers game since March 2017, where he officiated a 2-0 away win against Shrewsbury Town.

David Plowright and Richard Woodward will act as his assistants, with Ian Smedley the fourth official for tonight’s fixture.

Key Man for the Millers – Freddie Ladapo

Rotherham United will be looking to main attacking threat Freddie Ladapo for goals this afternoon, after the Millers broke their transfer record to sign the striker.

Ladapo is coming off the back of a very successful personal season at former club Plymouth Argyle. Despite the club getting relegated, the former Crystal Palace man scored 19 goals in all competitions, the sixth highest marksman in the division that season.

Spectator Information

A message to visiting spectators attending the AESSEAL New York Stadium tomorrow for our clash against Rotherham United in Sky Bet League One.

"Rotherham United would like to welcome all Bolton Wanderers supporters attending the fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.  

"In order to try and create a safe event for all people attending there will be specially trained detection dogs on duty in and around the stadium that are trained to detect both pyrotechnics and illegal drugs. Anyone found trying to enter the stadium with either of these banned items will be refused entry and handed over to the Police who will take further action. Amnesty bins will be positioned around the outside of the stadium.

"There are very few pubs in the town centre that accept away fans and so if supporters wish to venture down to the stadium earlier, we have internal bars that will be serving hot food and refreshments from 1:30pm. Please note that that alcohol will only be served up until kick off and not at half time.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Rotherham United vs. Bolton Wanderers

14 September 2019

ROTHERHAM UNITED ran out 6-1 winners at the AESSEAL New York Stadium despite Bolton Wanderers taking the lead early on in the contest.

Thibaud Verlinden put the visitors in front with a debut goal only for strikes by Freddie Ladapo (2), Carlton Morris (2), Ben Wiles and Jack Hastie to send the Millers home with the points.

Team News

Manager Keith Hill handed out six debuts, which equalled a post-war club record, as a new-look Bolton Wanderers took to the field in South Yorkshire.

Deadline day signings Josh Emmanuel, Jake Wright, Ali Crawford, Thibaud Verlinden and Liam Bridcutt, who donned the captain’s armband, joined left-back Adam Chicksen who finalised his move to the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday.

Backed by a travelling army of 2,600 supporters, Hill and the Wanderers players received a rapturous applause as they ran on to the pitch for the pre-match warm-up.

First Half

Wanderers, beaming in their all yellow kit, started off brightly and Daniel Iversen was almost caught off guard when he nearly lost possession with Ali Crawford lurking in the box.

The high-octane start didn’t end there and Wanderers were looking to get the ball into the danger areas at every opportunity.

And with four minutes barely on the clock, Wanderers got their first league goal of the campaign in spectacular fashion. From a short corner, Verlinden played a one-two with Crawford, before taking a touch to create an angle for himself and then unleashed a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

The celebrations in the away end could be heard all over South Yorkshire as the Wanderers fans lifted the roof off. The players were as equally jubilant in their delight as they ran over to the bench to hug manager Hill, who had early doffed his flat cap to the away end.

The goal sparked the hosts into life and but for some good defending from captain Bridcutt, the Millers could have had an equaliser when Freddie Ladapo was placed to tap in.

Wanderers were showing some resilience as the hosts were determined to get back into the contest, each time they found a yellow shirt in the way to stymie the threat.

The equaliser came after 18 minutes when Ben Wiles was allowed to cut in from the right hand side after a great run and place a shot beyond a diving Remi Matthews.

Politic made some brilliant stepovers as he advanced towards goal and he lost the attentions of his markers, but his shot from distance went narrowly wide.

Ladapo put the home side in front just before the half-hour mark after latching onto a one-two before rifling the ball into the roof of the net.

A free-kick, awarded when Verlinden was fouled, was cleared for a corner. Another corner for Wanderers soon followed which was taken short. Verlinden floated a lovely ball into the box but Hobbs’ diving header didn’t have the requisite power to trouble Iversen.

The visitors were denied an equaliser by the feet of Iversen after Rotherham lost possession. The ball went straight to the dangerous Verlinden whose shot looked destined to nestle into the net. Bizarrely, the referee didn’t see the save and awarded the home side a goal-kick.

James Weir was replaced by Jason Lowe just before the interval.

Shortly afterwards Rotherham extended their lead through Carlton Morris who headed past Matthews after connecting with a right sided cross.

Ladapo got his second and Rotherham’s fourth when he nodded a right-sided cross past Matthews nine minutes after the restart.

Rotherham’s fifth came shortly afterwards when Morris’s effort took a wicked deflection to wrong foot Matthews.

The scoreline didn’t stifle the noise coming out of the away end whose backing was phenomenal throughout the game.

Ladapo was looking for his hat-trick and his shot from the edge of the box was comfortably gathered by Matthews.

Morris tried his luck from distance to add to his tally but the effort went high over the bar.

A sixth came through Jake Hastie who took advantage of Wanderers failure to clear their lines to power into an empty net.

The woodwork denied Ladapo a hat-trick as the game drew to an end when his shot on the turn glanced off the corner of the crossbar to go for a goal kick.

Wanderers now have a double header at the University of Bolton Stadium on the horizon to bounce back with Oxford United and Sunderland travelling to Bolton in the next seven days.


Full Time

Bolton Wanderers: Matthews, Emmanuel, Hobbs, Wright, Murphy (Darcy 62), Crawford, Weir (Lowe 39), Verlinden, Chicksen, Politic, Bridcutt (C)

Subs Not Used: Alnwick, Zouma, Boon, Brown, Senior

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Ticket News

Tickets details confirmed for Rotherham away fixture

3 September 2019

Ticket information for the Wanderers’ Sky Bet League One fixture, away to Rotherham United, on Saturday 14 September 3:00pm, has been confirmed.

Bolton Wanderers have received the full allocation of 2,551 tickets for the Whites’ trip to The AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Tickets will be available to purchase, from 9am on Wednesday 4 September.

 Tickets will be available online to Bolton Wanderers supporters until 4pm on Wednesday 11 September, and in person at Bolton Central or via the phone lines until 2pm on Friday 13 September, subject to availability.

On Sale Dates

Open Sale – Wednesday 4th September, 9am.


Ticket Prices

Adults - £23.00

Over 60’s - £13.00

Under 22’s - £13.00

Ambulant Disabled - £13.00 (not available online)

Under 18’s - £8.00

Under 13’s – £6.00


Official coach travel is also available, costing £20.00 per person. All coaches depart from University Of Bolton Stadium at 11:00am.


How To Buy

Online –

Phone – 0844 871 2932 (option 2 then option 1)

In Person – Visit Bolton Central

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