Match Preview: Fleetwood Town (H)

Wanderers welcome Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town on Saturday afternoon for another Sky Bet League One clash at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Fleetwood Town currently sit fourth in the Sky Bet League One at the time of writing and they have won three of their last five home league games.

Their last fixture in the competition against MK Dons ended in 1-0.

Team News

Following on from Tuesday’s victory against Manchester City U21s, there are no new injury concerns to report for Keith Hill’s side, barring the absence of Ali Crawford, who looks set for a spell on the sidelines.

Head to Head

Wanderers and Fleetwood Town have faced each other on just two occasions with us coming out on top in both of those meetings.

The last time the two teams met was in March 2017, in Sky Bet League One.

The game finished as a 4-2 win for Wanderers at Highbury, as goals from David Wheater, Mark Beevers and a brace from Adam Le Fondre sealed the three points for the Whites.

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the BBC Radio Manchester team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Fleetwood Town are the favourites heading into this one. The away side are fancied to take this one by Sky Bet and are priced at 4/5 at the time of writing.

Wanderers are priced at 29/10 to register a second league victory of the 2019/20 campaign and you can get the draw at 11/4.

Man in the Middle:

Tomorrow afternoon’s game will be officiated by Scott Oldham.

He has officiated 11 matches this season with his latest a 2-0 away victory for Northampton Town against Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two.

This season, he has dished out 31 yellow cards and not a single red card.

During his four seasons in the professional refereeing ranks, Oldham last has never refereed a Bolton Wanderers fixture.

Joe Simpson and Mark Cunliffe will act as his assistants, with Gary Hilton the fourth official for tomorrow afternoon’s fixture.

Key Man for the Cod Army – Paddy Madden:

When looking at the Fleetwood Town side, 29-year-old Paddy is the main man leading the line for Michael Appleton’s side and is in fine form.

The striker has scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Cod Army and is the third top goal scorer in the division.

He has scored five goals in his last five games for Fleetwood, with a sole goal against Coventry in a 2-1 away defeat his last goal scoring contribution.

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