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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers

31 December 2016 previews Wanderers' trip to the Ricoh Arena

Ahead of Wanderers' first ever visit to the Ricoh Arena, highlights five talking points as the Whites travel to Coventry City in their first outing of 2017.

1. First match of 2017!
After seeing out 2016 with back-to-back home victories over Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United, Wanderers travel to Coventry City on Monday for their first outing of 2017.

Challenging at the top of the Sky Bet League One table, the Whites have enjoyed a successful first half of the campaign as they bid to return to the second tier at the first time of asking.

Determined to maintain their promotion push during the second half of the season, Phil Parkinson's men will be eager to start 2017 with a bang against the Sky Blues!

2. First ever visit to Ricoh Arena
Monday's game marks Bolton's first ever visit to the Ricoh Arena, with November's clash between the two sides at Macron Stadium their only meeting since January 1998.

Despite the two clubs spending a combined 22 years in the top-flight since the formation of the Premier League in 1992/93, they have only ever met 15 times before in league football.

Coventry boast the upper-hand with four wins to the Trotters' three, but will Wanderers be able to level the scores and claim all three points from their maiden visit to the Ricoh?

3. League double?
The Whites will be chasing a second league double of the campaign when they travel to Coventry, having already seen off Millwall both home and away.

Zach Clough's chipped effort clinched a 1-0 victory when Bolton hosted the Sky Blues earlier in the season. 

More of the same on Monday please, boys!

4. Big away following
The Trotters will once again be backed by a big away following having sold 1,213 advance tickets for Monday's game.

With tickets also available on the day at the Ricoh Arena, the scene is set for another special atmosphere in the away stands with a vocal Wanderers away support a certainty! 

5. Rotation?
Taking to the field again just two days after Saturday's win over Scunthorpe United, Phil Parkinson could use the clash with Coventry City to rotate his side heading into the second half of the season.

With an FA Cup third round clash with Premier League Crystal Palace looming, the likes of Max Clayton, James Henry and Chris Taylor will also be hoping for an opportunity to impress as the Whites look to start 2017 in style!

Tickets for this game are still available to purchase. For more information or to buy tickets for our latest Sky Bet League One encounter, please phone 0844 871 2932, visit Bolton Central in person or click onto the club’s ticketing website,

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