Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Bury

Wanderers’ official website previews the club’s derby clash with the Shakers

As Wanderers prepare to host local-rivals Bury in their penultimate home game of the 2016/17 season, highlights five talking points ahead of Tuesday night's clash at Macron Stadium.

1. Derby Day

It's yet another local derby for Wanderers on Tuesday night as they welcome neighbours Bury to Macron Stadium.

Having fallen to a narrow defeat against Oldham Athletic on Saturday, the Whites will be hungry to return to winning ways in front of their own fans as they look to claim local bragging rights.

With manager Phil Parkinson also facing one of his former clubs as both sides battle at opposite ends of the table, the scene is set of a hotly-contested encounter at BL6 as Bolton look to maintain their automatic promotion charge.

2. Double over Bury?

The Trotters travelled to Gigg Lane for the first time since April 1999 back in October, with it proving to be a happy away day for Wanderers' travelling fans as the Whites came away with three points following a 2-0 win.

The Shakers will now travel to Macron Stadium for the first time since 2014, where Bolton had to dig in deep overcome their local rivals after extra-time as goals from Craig Davies and a Neil Danns brace clinched a 3-2 win.

A victory for Wanderers would see them clinch their first league double over Bury since the 1925/26 season, meaning there's plenty to play for at Macron Stadium.

3. Returning faces

Gary Madine and Andrew Taylor both missed the Whites' defeat to Oldham with injuries, however, could come back into contention for Tuesday night's game.

Having come through training at the end of last week unscathed, Taylor has been deemed fit for tonight's encounter with Bury while Madine will face late checks on his shoulder ligament injury.

4. Another big crowd

Following bumper away followings at Scunthorpe United and Macron Stadium, Bolton return to Macron Stadium for the first time since the start of the month with another big crowd expected at BL6.

Over 21,000 fans packed Macron Stadium for our annual Community Fixture against Chesterfield, while the attendance tonight is expected to reach over 17,000.

As the Trotters continue to battle for automatic promotion, Wanderers fans continue to back their side in their thousands.

Your side needs you! Come down to BL6 tonight, be loud, be proud and back the boys! Tickets available online HERE.

5. Penultimate home game 

The 2016/17 Sky Bet League One season is well and truly in its final stages with just two fixtures left after tonight's encounter at BL6.

Hosting Bury in their last midweek outing of the season, as well as penultimate home game, Wanderers conclude their campaign with an away trip to Port Vale on Saturday before bringing down the curtain on the season against Peterborough United at Macron Stadium.

And with the Whites hoping to restore a four-point advantage over third-placed Fleetwood Town heading into those final two games, make sure you get behind the lads at BL6 tonight and help push them over the line.

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