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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Bristol City

2 February 2018

Following the closure of the January transfer window, Wanderers take to the field for the first time two weeks as they host Bristol City at Macron Stadium on Friday night. Ahead of the game, bwfc.co.uk highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' televised clash with the Robins.

1. RIP Jimmy Armfield

Bolton Wanderers will be honouring the memory of former manager Jimmy Armfield at tonight's match against Bristol City following his passing last month.

Fans are advised that there will be a minute’s applause prior to kick off, while black armbands will be worn also by both sets of players.

2. Under the lights

Having lost just one game at home since September, the Whites will be looking to maintain that form in Friday's night game.

Facing off in front of the Sky cameras, a victory would see Bolton climb out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

And with games under the lights at Macron Stadium always producing a special atmoshphere, Friday could be a night to remember for the Trotters!

3. Debutants

Wanderers welcomed fan-favourite Zach Clough and Reece Burke back to the club on transfer deadline, as well as signing Tyler Walker on loan from Nottingham Forest and Jon Flanagan on loan from Liverpool.

All four will be hopeful of making their Whites debuts against Bristol City, and with Harry Charsley also awaiting his maiden appearance at Macron Stadium, Bolton boast a number of players looking to make a positive first (second) impression in front of the home crowd.

And with the game being televised live, the stage is set a debut to rememeber!

4. Former Robins

Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham will both be looking to line up against their former club on Friday night after making the move to Macron Stadium from Bristol City during the summer.

Having both helped the Robins win both Sky Bet League One and the Football League Trophy in 2014/15, the duo will be afforded warm receptions by the Robins' travelling support.

Both spent three seasons at the club with Little making 102 appearances and scoring two goals and Wilbraham registering 126 and 34 goals.

Now with 25 and 18 Trotters appearances to their names respectively, the duo will be looking forward renewing acquaintances as the aim to get one over on their former employers.

5. Harvester joins Golden Gamble prizes!

Bolton Wanderers Lotteries are delighted to have the Harvester pub and restaurant come on board as their newest supporter of the Golden Gamble half time draw.

Starting from Friday's game, they will be offering supporters the chance to win a £50 gift card every home match for the remainder of the season.

Make sure you buy your ticket for just £1 with many fabulous prizes on offer!


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