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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United

14 December 2018

Bolton Wanderers take on Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 15 December. With that said, bwfc.co.uk have produced five things to take into this weekend’s home clash.

1. Squad Update

During Friday's press conference in preview on the home clash, manager Phil Parkinson spoke to bwfc.co.uk and gave an update on the squad.

Parkinson said: “As well as Sammy Ameobi's suspension, Mark Beevers in particular has a bit of tighness in his groin."

"He is a doubt which is a shame because he got a goal last week to back up his goal from Millwall.

"But, we've got players that are more than capable of stepping in if Mark is out, as it has been a keenly contested position for us at the back.

"Mark's injury if he does miss out is not serious either."

2. A Game to Remember

In May 2004, Leeds United arrived at the University of Bolton Stadium needing a victory to keep their hopes alive of avoiding relegation from the Premier League. It was not meant to be on tha day for the Yorkshire side, as goals from Youri Djorkaeff, Kevin Nolan and an Ian Harte own goal saw Wanderers run out 4-1 winners.

To relive those moments once again, click on the video below!

3. The Boss - Marcelo Bielsa

This summer, there have been various new additions made by the club during the summer.

Marcelo Bielsa was appointed as manager of the club in June after the sacking of Paul Heckingbottom.

Following on from a three-year playing career in his native Argentina, this will be Bielsa’s 28th year in management.

During his time at Athletic Bilbao, he finished runner-up in the UEFA Europa League and Copa del Rey in 2011/12. He also won the gold medal with Argentina in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

He was appointed manager of Leeds in June 2018.

4. New Faces at Elland Road

In terms of playing staff, full back Barry Douglas was brought in from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Scottish international was instrumental in gaining promotion to the top tier of English football for Wolves last season, playing 40 times in the league with five goals to his name.

As well as Douglas, striker Patrick Bamford signed from Middlesbrough in July. A former England youth international, Bamford was named Football League Championship Player of the Year in 2014/15 whilst playing for Middlesbrough on loan.

That season, he notched up 17 goals in 38 Sky Bet Championship games.

5. Important Ticket News

A reminder to all fans that only fans with a previous booking history with the club will be able to purchase tickets for this weekend's game against Leeds.

The prices for the game are as follows:

Adults from £30

Over-65s from £24

Under-23s from £24

Under-18s: £12

Under-12s: £10


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