Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Chesterfield

Wanderers’ official website previews the Club’s upcoming home clash with The Spireites.

As Wanderers prepare to host Chesterfield Football Club, highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites’ latest Sky Bet League One fixture.

1. Community Fiver

Bolton Wanderers fans attending this weekend’s game will pay just £5 to watch Phil Parkinson’s men in action for the Club’s annual Community Fixture.

Tickets are just £5 for all Whites supporters in the home sections of Macron Stadium and before the game they’ll be plenty of fun to be had around the stadium.

The Tower FM roadshow will be based in the town Centre on Saturday morning from the hours of 10am-1pm while you can also join the Kicks tournament at Castle Hill ahead of the game.

Elsewhere, a Samba band will be performing outside Bolton Central, a FIFA Tournament will take place in the Community Stand while Zoo Storm will be going into areas of the ground for people to trial some Virtual Reality.

If you know someone who isn’t coming this weekend, tell them to buy their ticket NOW!

2. Back at Macron Stadium

It feels like forever since we’ve heard Macron Stadium roar in support of the lads. We’ve racked up over 1,000 miles since the 11th March with just one home game taking place since that win over Fleetwood.

After wins on the road against both Oxford United and Shrewsbury, it’s time to get back home and entertain a passionate BL6 crowd.

Early indications are showing this weekend will be our biggest attendance of the season with over 20,000 fans expected through the gates.

As ever, we thank you for your tremendous support.

3. Six on the Spin?

Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Northampton Town, Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town have all suffered defeat at the hands of Phil Parkinson’s side during the month of March.

This weekend we aim to make it six wins out of six when Chesterfield make the journey across the Pennines to Lancashire.

We have recorded six consecutive wins once this season recording wins over Blackpool, Swindon, Oldham, Millwall, Bury, Port Vale and Grimsby earlier in the season.

This run, however, featured wins in different competitions including the Checkatrade Trophy and The Emirates FA Cup, we are yet to put together six consecutive Sky Bet League One wins.

4. Injuries and Rotation

Phil Parkinson did receive some bad news during the 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town last Saturday in the shape of injuries to Ben Alnwick, Andrew Taylor and Gary Madine.

It appears all three will miss the weekend’s game against Chesterfield with Mark Howard taking the place of Alnwick. The left-back position could be one of a number of players with Dean Moxey and Reece Wabara the two who could slip in without shuffling the formation.

Finally, we could see Chris Long take the place of Madine as we saw at Greenhous Meadow.

5. In form players 

Such is the case when you put together a run of positive results you more often than not get player’s performing to the best of their ability.

Darren Pratley and Gary Madine have been unplayable at times, while Josh Vela and Dorian Dervite have also put in a string of impressive performances.

It’s also hard to ignore what Filipe Morais has done of late, the Assist King registered another two assists against Shrewsbury Town.

Elsewhere, Mark Beevers and David Wheater are showing their goal scoring prowess, the defensive duo have a combined 13 goals this season now with Beevers scoring four in his last five.

Adam Le Fondre has also been in the goals, the striker has netted five times in his last five games. The only game he didn’t score in was the 4-2 win over Oxford in which he was subbed after 35 minutes with concussion.

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