Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Derby County

As Wanderers return to Macron Stadium to take on Derby County following three successive away days, highlights five talking points ahead of Saturday's clash with the Rams.

1. Back at Macron Stadium

Wanderers take to the Macron Stadium turf for the first time since the opening day of the season as they take on Derby County this weekend.

Coming into the Sky Bet Championship clash after three successive away days, the Whites picked up their first win of the season at Crewe Alexandra in the Carabao Cup before fighting out draws with both Millwall and Birmingham City.

Following three promising performances on the road, Bolton will be looking to build on their early-season promise in front of their home fans against one of the division's potential promotion candidates.

2. Striking options

Phil Parkinson has a decision to make regarding his striking options after Adam Armstrong's impressive performance in midweek against Birmingham City.

Having scored his first goal for the club on his full debut against Crewe, the Newcastle United loanee was handed his maiden Trotters league start on Tuesday night as he partnered Gary Madine in attack at St Andrew's with Adam Le Fondre dropping to the bench.

Le Fondre and Madine are also already off the mark this season after both scored against Leeds United on the opening day.

With veteran Aaron Wilbraham eyeing up a potential home debut having featured in each of Wanderers' last three outings, Parkinson will be hoping that competition for places continues to bring the best out of his forwards ahead of his side's clash with Derby County.

3. First league win?

The Whites will be searching for their first league win of the season on Saturday as they take to the field in front of their home fans.

Having fought out two away draws from their last two outings, Bolton have looked confident in their early Sky Bet Championship encounters as they look to establish themselves back in the second tier.

There is an added spice to Saturday's clash with Derby County as the Trotters face the Rams for the first time since the East Midlands outfit confirmed their relegation to Sky Bet League One in April 2016. 

Now determined to put past demons to bed and to build on their early promise, management, players and fans alike will be keen to ensure Wanderers do not have to wait long for a maiden victory of the season.

4. Golden Gamble

Supporters attending Saturday's game will be in with a chance of winning one of ten prizes as part of our matchday Golden Gamble draw, with tickets available both outside the stadium  and in the concourses at Macron Stadium from various vendors.

For just £1, everybody who purchases a ticket will be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including being entered into our new £100 per game rollover.

Meanwhile, Golden Gamble season tickets are also on sale for a limited time only! Costing £20 for 22 games, fans can now secure their place in every matchday draw, ensuring they have the chance to win one of the great prizes every matchday at Macron Stadium!

5. The Wanderer

Fans attending this Saturday's game can snap up a copy of the club's matchday programme for just £3, with copies available for purchase both outside and in the concourses at Macron Stadium.

Boasting 84-pages of exclusive content, 'The Wanderer' offers up an in-depth look at our visitors from Pride Park, including detailed player profiles, a trip down memory lane to games gone by and a view from the other side of the fence.

There's also a six-page interview with striker Gary Madine, a pull-out poster of our No.14 and a number of special features to mark the Whites' 20th anniversary at Macron Stadium.

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