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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Peterborough United v Bolton Wanderers

27 July 2018

Wanderers conclude their preparations for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign with a clash away at Sky Bet League One outfit Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

Phil Parkinson's men have won one, drawn two and lost one of their friendly fixtures so far, and ahead of tomorrow's trip to The Posh, bwfc.co.uk has highlighted five talking points surrounding the game.

1. Pay on the day

Tickets in B Upper and B Lower of the Main North Stand will be available in advance via the ticket office at Peterborough or online by clicking HERE.

Tickets will also be available on the day however from 10am, but there will be a small price increase.  

Advance ticket prices

Adults: £8
Seniors (60+): £5
Under-22s: £5
Under-18s: £1

Matchday prices (from 10am)

Adults: £10
Seniors (60+): £7
Under-22s: £7
Under-18s: £1

2. Final pre-season outing

With the club's season opener against West Bromwich Albion just a week away, this Saturday's clash is the team's last run-out before the 2018/19 campaign gets underway.

So far in pre-season, the Trotters have beaten Halifax Town, drawn with Morecambe and Girona and lost to Guiseley, scoring three and conceding four goals.

And the manager will certainly be keen to end his side's pre-season on a high against their highest ranked opponents in the shape of Peterborough.

3. Former Posh boys

Saturday will see three former Peterborough United stars return to their former hunting ground in Ben Alnwick, Erhun Oztumer and Mark Little.

Goalkeeper Alnwick spent two years with the Posh between July 2014 and August 2016, making 97 appearances in all competitions.

Oztumer meanwhile made his debut in the Football League with United in August 2014, going on to score seven times in 57 outings over a two-year period.

Little had the biggest impact on United however, playing on over 180 occasions over a four-and-a-half year period and winning promotion to the Championship with them in 2010/11.

4. Last time out against Peterborough

Bolton fans certainly won't need reminding of the last time the Whites met with Peterborough United back in May 2017.

Needing a victory to guarantee promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship, goals from Jem Karacan, David Wheater and Adam Le Fondre ensured that the Posh were put to the sword at Macron Stadium on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

And although Saturday's friendly encounter is a far cry from that day, the players still involved in the team from that day will no doubt be looking to take inspiration from their efforts 18 months ago.

5. Marc Wilson debut?

Finally, this weekend could see new signing Marc Wilson made his bow for Wanderers.

The defender, who is also capable of playing holding midfield, joined the club on Tuesday after departing Stoke City earlier this summer.

He did not feature that evening against Guiseley however, and could be in line to make his Bolton bow against the Posh come Saturday afternoon.


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