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Preview: Millwall v Bolton

11 August 2017

As Wanderers prepare to travel to Millwall for their first away game of the 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship so Cup, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of Wednesday's encounter.

1. First Sky Bet Championship away game of the season

Bolton will be on the road for the first time in the league this season as Phil Parkinson's side travel to Millwall on Saturday afternoon. After recording their first win of the season in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, the Whites will be hoping to record back-to-back away wins at The Den.

2. No fresh injury concerns

Parkinson noted in his pre-match press conference that his squad came through Wednesday night unscathed and will travel to London with no fresh injuries. 

Of course, this still means Sammy Ameobi, Josh Vela and David Wheater will miss the trip to the capital, however, Wednesday night saw the return of Filipe Morais who picked up another assist in just 30 minutes of action. His return will, without doubt, boost the atmosphere in the camp.

3. Back to back wins?

This weekend's fixture against Millwall gives Bolton the chance to record back-to-back for the first time this season. Having started the season with a 3-2 defeat against Leeds United, the Trotters bounced back to winning ways against Crewe Alexandra with goals from Adam Armstrong and Derik Osede.

With three of his striker's off the mark, Parkinson will be hoping they continue their goalscoring ways to help Wanderers record two wins within a week.

4. Strength in depth

Those who travelled to Crewe Alexandra on Wednesday would have seen an almost fresh Bolton side from the XI that faced Leeds United on the opening day of the season. Parkinson opted to make 10 changes to his starting XI with Ben Alnwick, Derik Osede, Will Buckley, Jack Earing, Reece Burke and Adam Armstrong earning their first starts of the season. Elsewhere, Antonee Robinson, Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham all made their debuts for the Club.There is healthy competition for places going into this weekend  

There is healthy competition for places going into this weekend 's fixture with every player eager to impress the manager during the early stages of the campaign.

5. Pay on the day

Wanderers fans will be able to purchase tickets for Saturday's trip to Millwall on the day of the game from the turnstiles. There will be no price increase for fans wishing to do so. Official coach travel is also available until 5:30pm today (Friday), costing £28 per person. All coaches depart Macron Stadium at 8am.


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