Bolton Wanderers take on Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship on New Year's Day at the KCOM Stadium. With that said, bwfc.co.uk have picked out five talking points to take into tomorrow's game.
1. Pay on the Day
Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets from the Pitch Side Bar, which is situated near turnstiles 1–5, at the KCOM Stadium, on New Year’s Day. Tickets will be sold from 1pm and prices do not increase on the day.
Ticket Price (First 832 seats)
All Age Bands - £18
Ticket Price (Final 980 seats)
All Age Bands - £24
Babies & toddlers under the age of two years will not be admitted to the KCOM Stadium, as they are not deemed able to occupy a seat, which compromises the KCOM Stadium’s safety certificate.
Unaccompanied children under the age of 14 years will not be admitted to the KCOM Stadium.
2. Nigel Adkins
Entering his first full season as manager of the Yorkshire club, Adkins took over the reins in December 2017 following on from Leonid Slutsky.
In his playing career, Adkins made over 300 competitive appearances for a combination of Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Bangor City.
With the latter, Adkins was appointed as player-manager in 1993 and went on to win back to back League of Wales titles with the Citizens – earning himself a place in Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame.
Departing from Nanporth in 1996, Adkins went on to join Scunthorpe United as a physiotherapist, after graduating from the University of Salford with a degree in physiotherapy.
In November 2006, he took over as manager of the Iron, sparking fan chants of “Who needs Mourinho? We’ve got our physio!”
After guiding Scunthorpe to two promotions from Sky Bet League One (2006/07 and 2008/09), Adkins joined Southampton in September 2010.
Back to back promotions for the Saints under him saw a return to the Premier League in 2012.
After leaving Southampton and stints as manager at Reading and Sheffield United, Adkins joined Hull City.
3. New Faces At The KCOM Stadium
With a new season comes new signings and Hull City are no exception, as bwfc.co.uk takes you through a selection of the Tigers' new arrivals.
American international Eric Lichaj joined the ranks from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.
The full back was a part of the United States squad that won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scoring his first competitive international goal against El Salvador in the competition.
A name familiar to Wanderers fans that is now in the ranks at Hull City is defender Reece Burke.
Joining the Tigers this past summer, Burke spent time at Wanderers in the 2017/18 season and played his part as Wanderers avoided relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.
Jordy de Wijs signed a permanent deal at the Tigers from PSV Eindhoven.
Spending the majority of his time there in the Jong PSV side (reserves), the 23-year-old joined the Yorkshire club on a three year contract, with an option of a fourth year.
In the loan market, Chelsea right-back Todd Kane joined tomorrow’s opponents on a season-long loan.
In his youth career at the Blues, the England Under-19 international won the Premier Reserve League (2010/11) and FA Youth Cup (2011/12), playing in the same side as the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah, Lucas Piazon and Jamal Blackman.
4. Essential Travel Information
It is important that drivers adhere to the directions given so as to comply with the ground safety policy and traffic management plan at the KCOM Stadium.
The route is clearly signposted to the stadium off the A63.
From the South,
Travel M1, A1/A1M, M18, and M62 east. Travel M62 to its end and join the A63 to Hull. Travel A63 for approx’ 13.5 miles and exit slip road marked, Local traffic/Infirmary (this slip road is just after you enter the 40 mph limit and before the Daltry Street flyover). Follow slip road to the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, which is Rawlings Way. Follow Rawlings Way to the main traffic lights and turn left onto Anlaby Road (A1105). Travel along Anlaby Road for approx’ 0.75 miles and over the flyover to the traffic lights at the bottom. At these lights turn right into Walton Street. The stadium at this point is on your right set in parkland. Travel Walton Street and after the park entrance take the 3rd entrance on your right (just after the white telephone kiosk) into the Walton Street car park.
From this point, car park stewards will greet you and will board your coach to guide you to the visiting coach parking area.
Mini coaches/transit type vehicles/disabled vehicles will be directed but will not be boarded.
From the West,
Travel M62, A63 and then follow directions as from South.
From the North,
Travel A1/A1M, M62, and A63 then follow directions as from South.
Any problems on your journey or with directions contact David Gregory 07793 010074.
5. Opposition’s current form
In Hull’s last five games, they have picked up a total of 13 points from a possible 15 in the Sky Bet Championship.
When looking towards the Tigers' home form, they have picked up 15 points from a possible 36 so far this year.
In their last match at the KCOM Stadium, Hull beat Swansea City 3-2 with goals coming from Tommy Elphick and a brace from Jarrod Bowen.