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Preview: Five talking points ahead of MK Dons v Bolton Wanderers

3 February 2017

bwfc.co.uk previews Wanderers' upcoming trip to Milton Keynes

With Wanderers in Sky Bet League One action against MK Dons this weekend, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' trip to Milton Keynes.


1. First win of 2017?
Having been frustrated in recent weeks, Bolton head into Saturday's game in search of their first win of 2017 against the Dons.

Successive home reverses to Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic have been a blow for the Trotters, but having picked up a late equaliser in their last league game on the road against Coventry, they will head to stadiummk this weekend determined to go one further.

2. Adam Le Fondre
A more than familiar face to the Bolton faithful, Le Fondre's return to Macron Stadium on transfer deadline day was one which brought smiles to the faces of all associated with the club.

Having spent a loan stint with the Whites during the second half of the 2014/15 season, the 30-year-old notched eight goals in 17 appearances in that stint.

And now set to remain with Phil Parkinson's men until the current campaign's conclusion, the striker will be aiming for a repeat performance, hopefully starting with a debut goal this weekend.

3. Chris Long
The first of four players to join the club this week, young striker Long linked up with the Trotters on loan from Burnley for the rest of the season on Monday.

Still only 21, the highly-rated forward spent the first half of the current campaign on loan with fellow Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town.

Now a Wanderer however, the Liverpudlian will be eager to make his mark for the outset and add to his four goals already this term between now and April 30.

4. Viv Solomon-Otabor
Another attacking-minded player added to Bolton's ranks on Tuesday was young winger Solomon-Otabor.

Agreeing terms on a loan deal until the end of the season from parent club Birmingham City, the 21-year-old is an exciting prospect for Wanderers.

Held in high regard by all at St. Andrew's, the London-born wideman was also named as the Blues' Young Player of the Year last season.

5. Filipe Morais
Unveiled as a Bolton Wanderers player on Thursday, former Portuguese youth international Morais signed for the Whites on a free transfer until the conclusion of the campaign after being released by Bradford City.

The 31-year-old winger was formerly under the stewardship of manager Phil Parkinson during his time at Valley Parade.

Morais meanwhile boasts ample experience in the English game having started out with Chelsea, whilst he has also figured north of the border for various Scottish sides.



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