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Preview: Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers

7 December 2018

Bolton Wanderers take on Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 8 December. With that said, bwfc.co.uk have produced five things to take into this weekend’s away clash.

1. Squad Upate

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

Parkinson said: “The likes of Sammy Ameobi who have played three games in seven days after an injury have trained and that is a positive sign.”

"There was a slight concern over Will Buckley at the weekend with his injury but fortunately it isn't too bad.

"He's joined in with the training today and he will be in contention with the rest of the squad for Saturday, barring Remi and Yanic due to the loan restrictions."

2. A Game to Remember

We take you back to March 1997, when Colin Todd's men took on Mike Walker's Norwich side at Carrow Road.

The scores were level until the 24th minute, when Whites midfielder Scott Sellars managed to work his way in from the left flank and calmly curl the ball into the far right corner of the Canaries goal.

To see that goal in all its glory, see the video below!

3. The Boss - Daniel Farke

The German born forward had a multi year career as a player, with successful spells at SV Lippstadt 08, SV Wilhelmshaven and Bonner SC.

The 42 year old moved into management shortly after retiring in 2008, taking the reigns at SV Lippstadt 08 in 2009.

Following six years in the German sixth tier, Farke moved to Borussia Dortmund II where two fourth placed finishes in the Regionalliga West saw him earn a move to Norwich City in May 2017.

In his first clash at Carrow Road against Wanderers in February of this year, Farke's side drew 0-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.

4. New Faces at Carrow Road

During the summer transfer window, Farke and Norwich were busy behind the scenes, bringing in new names to the Norfolk club.

With that being said, bwfc.co.uk will take a look at a selection of the new faces who have been brought in.

A man who has certianly made quite the impact since joining permanently in the summer is Teemu Pukki, a Finnish striker brought in on a free transfer from Brondby.

After winning the Danish Cup with The Boys from Vestegnen in 2017/18, scoring 19 goals in all competitions that season, Pukki joined the Canaries and has kept that goal scoring form up so far.

So far in the Sky Bet Championship, Pukki has 11 goals to his name, scoring a goal every 137 minutes.

In between the sticks, Tim Krul joined the club from Brighton & Hove Albion on a free transfer.

He has kept six clean sheets so far this season, with the Dutch international playing every game in the league for Daniel Farke's men.

In the loan market, Felix Passlack and Jordan Rhodes have been brought in from Borussia Dortmund and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.

Passlack, a German Under-21 international, was a member of the Die Borussen squad that won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in 2016/17.

Moving onto Rhodes and the Scottish international forward was named in the 2011/12 PFA League One Team of the Year, following his 36 goals in 40 league games for Huddersfield Town.

5. Pay on the Day​

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis, and prices do not increase on the day.

Advanced sales from Bolton Wanderers are still available via the phone lines and in person at Bolton Central until 2pm tomorrow (Friday 7 December), after which time, no sales or refunds can be processed.

Ticket Prices

Adults: £25

Over-65s: £15

Under-18s: £10

Under-12s: £5

Official coach travel is still available, costing £29 per person. All coaches depart from University Of Bolton Stadium at 7:30am.

How To Buy

Phone – 0844 871 2932 (option 2 then option 1)

In Person – Visit Bolton Central


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