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Preview: Leeds United vs. Bolton Wanderers

22 February 2019

Bolton Wanderers take on Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 23rd February. With that said, bwfc.co.uk have produced five things to take into this weekend's clash.

Squad Update

During Thursday's pre-match press conference ahead of Leeds United, assistant manager Steve Parkin gave an update on the squad as a whole.

Parkin said: "There are no new injury concerns to note from this week.

"Luca Connell has got a bit of an illness which is disappointing.

"Our long term injuries are still struggling a little bit but Jack Hobbs has trained today, as has Gary O'Neil which is good news for us.

"We are a little bit stronger than we were heading into the Norwich game."

A Game to Remember

In March 2014, Bolton travelled to Elland Road and blew the hosts away. A resounding 5-1 win ended up proving the difference between the two sides in the final league table, with Wanderers two points ahead of Leeds in 14th and 15th respectively.

All of the goals came after 45 minutes, with Joe Mason opening the scoring just before the break. Lukas Jutkiewicz, Zat Knight, Mark Davies and Andre Moritz added to the total, with Matt Smith scoring a consolation in the final minute.

See the highlights of this game below!

Opponent's Current Form

Leeds come into this weekend’s fixture with mixed form, but they have kept touch with the top of the table. They have lost two of their last five games, drawing one.

Leeds are sitting in third at the moment, just two points of the summit with a game in hand, meaning they can rise back up to the top of the table.

United have had a tough run of recent fixtures, with Norwich, Middlesbrough and Swansea coming up against Saturdays hosts. They fell to defeat against Norwich at Elland Road, 3-1, recovered with a draw at the Riverside and most recently beat Swansea 2-1 at home.

A New Face at Elland Road

Leeds may not have been as active as they wanted to be in January, with a few reported deals ending incomplete, but they did recruit a serial Champions League winner.

Kiko Casilla was brought in to be the club’s new number one, having spent four years at Spanish giants Real Madrid. During his time in the capital he won La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup, the Champions League three times, the European Super Cup twice and the Club World Cup three times.

He is yet to keep a clean sheet for his new side but has two wins to his name in just four games.

Ticket Information

Only fans with a previous booking history with the club will be able to purchase tickets for this weekend's game against Leeds. There will be NO pay on the day available at Elland Road.

Kicking off at 3pm, tickets will be available from Bolton Central or via the phone lines until 2pm on Friday 22 February, subject to availability.

The prices for the game are as follows:

Adults: £39

Over-60s: £26

Under-23s: £26

Disabled: £26

Under-16s: £18

Under-11s: £9

Official coach travel is available, costing £18 per person. All coaches depart from University Of Bolton Stadium at 11:30am.


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