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

7 November 2016

bwfc.co.uk previews Wanderers' final Checkatrade Trophy group outing against the Robins

1. First ever meeting with Cheltenham Town
Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy clash with Cheltenham Town marks Wanderers' first ever meeting with the Robins.

With official Club travel still on sale for the trip and tickets only available on the away turnstiles, why not make the journey to Whaddon Road and witness Whites history? 

2. Ben Alnwick will start
Manager Phil Parkinson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Ben Alnwick is set to start Tuesday's game with Mark Howard currently suffering from a dead leg.

The shot-stopper was handed his Bolton debut against Blackpool earlier in the competition and will be looking to impress if handed his second outing for the Club.

3. Squad rotation
It's not just in goal where the Trotters could make changes on Tuesday, with the gaffer also confirming he is hoping to rotate his side with a number of players in need of minutes.

Keshi Anderson is one player who could be handed a recalll after impressing off the substututes' bench against Grimsby Town, while Lewis Buxton, Max Clayton and Dean Moxey could also feature as they look to make their returns from injury.

4. The winning run
Wanderers come into their latest outing having won all of their last seven matches.

The last time they won eight in a row came back in 1990.

With everyone at Macron Stadium determined to keep the run going for as long as possible, don't expect the Whites to take proceedings at Whaddon Road lightly.

5. Bolton have to win
If Bolton are to progress to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy, they have to win against Cheltenham Town - either in 90 minutes or courtesy of a bonus point penalty shootout victory.

All four sides in Group A currently boast three points after two outings, with goal difference alone separating them.

The Trotters currently sit bottom of the group as a result, meaning a solitary point is not enough to progress.


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