Preview: Five talking points ahead of Chesterfield v Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers visit Chesterfield on Saturday afternoon chasing an fifth successive away win

Going into the last game before Christmas, highlights five talking points ahead of this weekend's clash against Chesterfield.

1. Defensive Prowess
Wanderers’ come into this fixture having won nine of the last 10 games. We’ve also shown our stubbornness at the back during that period keeping clean sheets in eight of them fixtures.

Currently boasting the best defence in Sky Bet League One, Phil Parkinson’s men haven’t conceded in over 360 minutes of league football. 

Our away form also makes for good reading, conceding just six goals from our 10 away fixtures this season. Let’s hope our ability to shut out teams continues this weekend.

2. Goals, Goals, Goals
It’s not just our defenders that are in form, striker Gary Madine has scored three times in the last two games. His movement on and off the ball has created goal scoring chances for both himself and his team mates.

Elsewhere in the side, Josh Vela has scored three times in his last five, while Sammy Ameobi has found the net in each of his last two. However, Zach Clough still leads the goal scoring charts with seven goals.

All four of the lads will be crucial if we are to come away from the Proact Stadium with three points.

3. First trip to the Proact
Speaking of the stadium, this weekend’s game will be the Whites’ first visit to Chesterfield’s new ground. 

Wanderers’ last visited the Derbyshire side in the Second Round of the FA Cup in 1990. With the Proact opening in 2010, it’ll be another new stadium for the travelling Bolton fans this weekend.

4. Travelling in numbers
Having sold out our initial ticket allocation of 1976 tickets, we’ll be arriving on Saturday backed by over 2000 travelling fans. 

Travelling far and wide so far this season the support of Bolton fans on the road has been admired by staff and players alike. 

With pay on the day also available it could be another memorable trip for the travelling support.

5. Last game before Christmas
The win over Gillingham was our last game at Macron Stadium until Boxing Day, however, the trip to Chesterfield this weekend will be our last final game before Christmas.

If results go our way Wanderers’ could top the table this weekend and will go into a busy festive period full of confidence and momentum.

Half season tickets are now on sale, with adult supporters able to back Bolton during the second half of the campaign from just £13.33 a game!

Following an impressive start to their domestic exploits inside the opening months of the season, Phil Parkinson’s men will head into the New Year looking to build on their efforts so far as the Whites bid to return to the second tier of English football.

For more information or to purchase your half season ticket, please phone 0844 871 2932, visit Bolton Central in person or click onto the club’s ticketing website,

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