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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Everton

30 August 2016

First night game of the season at Macron Stadium and £5 tickets - what to look out for as Wanderers face the Toffees

1. Squad rotation
Although competition rules state five of Wanderers' starting XI from Saturday's clash with Charlton need to start against Everton, manager Phil Parkinson is still likely to use Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy clash as an opportunity to rotate his side.

And while injuries may restrict the Bolton boss from resting as many players as he may perhaps like, he will still be glad to take another look at certain members of his squad as they gain some valuable minutes on the pitch.

2. First midweek outing at Macron Stadium
The meeting with Everton presents the Trotters with their first midweek fixture at Macron Stadium of the 2016/17 season. While the attendance will not be the club's biggest, games under the lights always hold a special place in the hearts of Wanderers. 

3. Will Gary Madine score again?
The Whites' leading goalscorer so far this season with three strikes to his name, Gary Madine has found the back of the net in three of his last four appearances for Phil Parkinson's side. 

While he may prove to be one player the gaffer chooses to rest, if selected he will no doubt be looking to extend his recent run against the Toffees.

4. £5 tickets!
All tickets for Tuesday night's game cost just £5! As we enter the final week of the summer holidays, why not treat the family, come down to Macron Stadium and cheer on the lads!

5. Penalties
There will be a winner at Macron Stadium on Tuesday! Although a group-stage has now been introduced to the Checkatrade Trophy, penalties will be required if we are unable to separate the two sides after 90 minutes.

With the victor in the shootout gaining an additional point, the scene is set for a dramatic encounter at BL6 as Bolton get their cup campaign u


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