Preview: Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

With a crucial derby day clash ahead for the Wanderers as they take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, have produced five talking points to take into the game.

1. Squad Update

Speaking to prior to the clash, assistant manager Steve Parkin also gave the following update regarding the condition of his squad.

Parkin said: "Josh Magennis has got a bit of a niggly injury, as does Sammy Ameobi and Pav (Pawel Olkowski).

"We’ve got a few bumps and bruises in the camp and there are two or three that we are going to have to make a decision on later.

"They might have fitness tests, but we’ll see how they are in the morning."

2. Game to Remember Wigan 1-3 Bolton - 7.4.2007 - Nicolas Anelka - Andranik Teymourian x2

We want to take all Wanderers fans back to April 2007, when Sam Allardyce’s men took on Paul Jewell’s Latics in the Premier League at the DW Stadium.

The home side opening the scoring through a Nicky Hunt own goal, before El Hadji Diouf hit a strong ball across the area minute from the half time break for Nicolas Anelka to tap home from close range.

Diouf was the architect again, this time in the second half as he slotted through Andranik Teymourian.

The Iranian international poked the ball underneath John Filan to earn the Whites the lead and score his first ever Premier League goal.

The game was put to bed with 17 minutes to spare in the second half, as Kevin Davies worked his way into the area and produced a cross for Teymourian to powerfully head home and secure all three points for the Trotters.

The relive this game in video form, click on the link below!

3. Derby Day Clash

Just over seven miles separates the University of Bolton Stadium and the DW Stadium, with this weekend's clash marking Wanderers' shortest league journey of the season.

It is also the first time in almost four years that the Trotters will be visiting the Latics' home ground, with their last trip being back on March 21, 2015 when Martyn Waghorn's injury time leveller denied Wanderers all three points with Tom Walker's first goal for the club having seemingly secured victory.

Emotions will certainly be high on the day too with family, friends and colleagues alike locking horns with their respective allegiances on display.

And with the spoils being shared in the reverse fixture back in December meanwhile, time will only tell if there will be a winner come full time Saturday.

4. Pay on the Day

Wanderers supporters will be able to buy tickets directly from the away turnstiles, at the DW Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis. Prices do not increase on the day.

Advanced sales from Bolton Wanderers are still available via the phone lines & in person at Bolton Central until 2pm on Friday 15 March, subject to availability.

After this time, no sales or refunds can be processed.

Ticket Prices:

Adults - £28
Over-65s - £15
Under-18s - £10
Under-11s - £5
Under-5s - £2

5. The Reverse Fixture – 1.12.2018 Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Wigan Athletic (Will Buckley)

Looking towards December 2018, Wanderers welcomed the Latics to the University of Bolton Stadium for a crunching derby day fixture in the Sky Bet Championship.

Seven minutes into the game and Wanderers took the lead through Will Buckley, as the winger latched onto the end of a pinpoint Pawel Olkowski cross, before powering his shot past Christian Walton.

The Whites had the lead until Jack Hobbs had been judged to have brought down Will Grigg in the penalty area, from which the striker stepped up from 12 yards and slotted it home to level proceedings for Wigan.

To see highlights of this game, click on the YouTube link below!

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