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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Reading

20 November 2017

As Wanderers host Reading on Tuesday night looking to maintain their recent unbeaten run, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' Sky Bet Championship clash with the Royals.

1. Unbeaten run

Wanderers head into Tuesday night's game with Reading unbeaten from their last six outings.

Picking up maximum points against Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City, the Whites had only late goals to curse for stalemates against Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Sunderland before fighting out a goalless draw with Preston North End last Friday.

But despite the recent November international break temporarily halting momentum, Bolton's current form sees them confident as they go in search of a third home win from four outings.

And with Phil Parkinson's men slowly narrowly the gap between themselves and the teams outside the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, a victory for the Trotters could see them climb out of the bottom three if other results go their way.

2. Defensive re-shuffle?

Manager Phil Parkinson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that both Mark Little and Antonee Robinson are injury doubts for Tuesday's clash with the Royals after picking up knocks at Deepdale.

With Mark Beevers suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Preston, this leaves David Wheater as potentially the lone survivor of Wanderers' back four for their clash with the Royals.

Stephen Darby, Dorian Dervite, Derik Osede and Reece Burke are all on standby to step in if required, though Andrew Taylor is unlikely to be risked.

Elsewhere, former Reading man Adam Le Fondre is back in contention after recovering from injury but Aaron Wilbraham and Chris Taylor remain sidelined.

3. £15 tickets

Supporters can watch Tuesday night's game at Macron Stadium for just £15 for adults and £7 for concessions!

Family tickets are also available in the Carrs Pasties Family Stand and are priced at only £20 for one adult and one under 18 year-old or £40 for two adults and two under 18 year-olds.

Buy your tickets online HERE and show your support for the mighty Whites!

4. Free concessionary upgrades 

Concessionary season card holders wishing to upgrade their tickets for Tuesday's game can do so free of charge.

Available to supporters in possession of under-12, under-18, under-23, over-65 and over-75 season cards, fans are able to upgrade their ticket to a full adult as Bolton host Reading.

All adults wishing to use a concessionary season card simply has to present the card at the turnstile to gain entry to the stadium. No paper upgrade ticket will be needed for this fixture.

Tickets for the fixture remain on open sale and are available to purchase online and ‘Print at Home’ HERE.

Alternatively, tickets are also available over the phone on 0844 871 2932 or in person at Bolton Central.

5. Chairman Q&A and player signing session

It's set to be a busy pre-match at Macron Stadium on Tuesday night with Chairman Ken Anderson conducting a Q&A session with supporters from 6pm, with Mark Beevers, Chris Taylor and Aaron Wilbraham later taking part in a signing session at 7pm.

The event with the Chairman is open to all Wanderers ticket-holders and will take place in Reflections at Bolton Whites Hotel from 6pm.

Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to arrive in plenty of time at Bolton Central for the latest meet and gree session, with Beevers, Taylor and Wilbraham on hand to sign memorabilia and pose for photos.

With Bolton's 2017/18 home shirt back in stock in store, 'Wanderers Return', the club's 2016/17 promotion-winning commemorative book, available for a reduced price of just £7.99 and the Trotters' official matchday programme, 'The Wanderer' also on sale, fans will have plenty of opportunities to get merchandise signed by the trio!
 
So make sure you arrive at Macron Stadium early before cheering on Wanderers as they look to extend their unbeaten run!

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