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Preview: Scunthorpe v Bolton

23 July 2015

All the key information ahead of Friday night's visit to Glanford Park

Scunthorpe United v Bolton Wanderers
Glanford Park
Friday 24 July, 2015
Kick-Off 7:45pm

SETTING THE SCENE
Fresh from recording their first pre-season win against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday, Bolton Wanderers are back in action as they travel to Scunthorpe United on Friday night.

First half goals from Liam Feeney and Gary Madine secured victory the Whites at Boundary Park, and Neil Lennon will be keen for his side to put in a similar performance against another League One counterpart.

Scunthorpe come into the match off the back of a 4-0 victory over Hartlepool United earlier this week.

Prior to that they had fought out a 1-1 with Championship promotion-hopefuls Middlesbrough, having opened pre-season with a 3-0 victory over Gainsborough Trinity.  

TEAM NEWS
Tom Walker will definitely miss the visit to Glanford Park after limping off early against Oldham on Tuesday having picked up a thigh strain.



Zach Clough, Mark Davies, Emile Heskey, Oscar Threlkeld and Liam Trotter will all be assessed after the quintet sat out the visit to Boundary Park

Max Clayton continues to step up his rehabilitation from a knee injured sustained last season, while David Wheater continues to work with the medical staff on a hamstring problem that prevented him from flying out to Austria and has kept him out of action during pre-season so far.

Tim Ream remains on international duty with USA with Jurgen Klinsmann’s side set to take on Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place play-off on Saturday.

LAST SCUNTHORPE XI (v Hartlepool United, W4-0)
Anyon, Wiseman (Mendez-Laing), Laird (Assenso), Canavan (Mirfin), Williams (Syers), Madden (Wootton), Dawson (McAllister), King (McSheffrey), Hopper (van Veen), Ness (Bishop), Clarke (Boyce).

ONE TO WATCH
With four goals to his name already this pre-season, including a hat-trick against Hartlepool United on Tuesday night, Paddy Madden will be keen to continue his goalscoring run against Wanderers on Friday.



The one-time Republic of Ireland international first moved to England in January 2011 when he signed for Carlisle United from Irish side Bohemians, before later moving to Yeovil Town, initially on loan, in October 2012.

Firing home 22 goals from 35 matches in 2012/13 for the Glovers, the move was soon made permanent as Yeovil won promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

However, after failing to replicate that form in the second tier, Madden signed for Scunthorpe in January 2014, winning promotion to League One in his first few months with the club before firing home 17 goals for the Iron last season. 


LIVE UPDATES
Supporters can follow live updates of the game via the club’s official Twitter account, @OfficialBWFC. Match highlights will feature on the club’s official YouTube account after the game.

TICKETS
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