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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town

19 August 2016

Maiden meeting, familiar faces and an 100% start - what to look out for at Macron Stadium on Saturday

Wanderers host Fleetwood Town this weekend looking to maintain their 100% start to the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One season. 

Back in action at Macron Stadium following successive away wins, bwfc.co.uk highlights five key talking points ahead of Saturday's local derby.



1. Back at Macron Stadium
Following successive away victories over AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers last week, Wanderers take to the Macron Stadium turf for the first time since the opening day of the season this weekend. 

The only side in the EFL to boast a 100% start to the season, the Whites will be eager for more of the same in front of their home fans.

2. Lively atmosphere
Following testing times in recent years, Bolton fans are understandably on a high after their side’s positive start to the season. 

And with that feeling echoed around the club, it is sure to be a good atmosphere at Macron Stadium as local rivals Fleetwood Town come to town.

3. First competitive meeting with Fleetwood
Although the two sides have met before in friendly fixtures, Saturday’s match marks the first ever time the Trotters have faced Fleetwood in competitive action. 

With the Cod Army enjoying a fairytale rise up the Football League ladder in recent years, there will be an added spice to this weekend’s local derby.

4. Proctor against former employers
If selected, Jamie Proctor will be lining up against some familiar faces on Saturday having enjoyed an 18-month stint with Fleetwood Town between June 2014 and February 2016. 

Already off the mark for Wanderers after opening his account against Blackpool in the EFL Cup, the forward would love to break his league duck this weekend against his former employers. 

5. We are top of the league
It’s not been a bad start to Phil Parkinson’s reign at Macron Stadium. Three games, three wins and top of the Sky Bet League One table. 

A victory on Saturday would see Bolton record their best start to a league season for 82 years. More of the same please, lads!


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