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🗞️ Preview: Cheltenham Town vs. Bolton Wanderers

15 December 2020

Wanderers are back on their travels this evening with their first-ever league visit to Whaddon Road for a Sky Bet League Two game against Cheltenham Town (Kick Off 7:45pm).

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: "It’s going to be a test, no doubt. It’s going to be a tough test. They’re a lot more direct that I thought they’d be. People tell me last season they played football.

"I see some of that, but mostly I see long throws coming in from both sides from 30, 40, 50 yards out, Rory Delap-esque under your crossbar.

"I see set pieces, I see physicality and a physical presence in the opposition box, so it’s going to be a tough battle, no doubt, we’re going to have to stand up to that and the long throws and the set pieces and everything else and then stay calm, composed, make sure we clear our box better than what we did second half on Saturday and then hurt them on the counter attack which we’ve done to most teams now for a period of time."

Michael Duff: "They have had a disappointing year last year and a massive turnaround in players and it's hard to bring in as many as they have and get them to gel instantly. They looked like that had turned it around and Ian (Evatt) got manager of the month last month.

“They had a really good November, coming off the back of a couple of disappointing results for them. It's tough and they are a scalp in this league and they are better than what their league position says.

“They have a definite way of playing and they are super expansive, possession based and they keep the ball so we'll have to be good without the ball for periods and we'll have to suffer without it and do the hard yards because they have some good players.

“Their record speaks for itself, if you look at Nathan Delfouneso, he's played most of his career higher than this. Eoin Doyle's record speaks for itself too, so they definitely have players who can hurt you.

How to watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the game against Cheltenham Town by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10.

An iFollow BWFC video match pass will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with the entire match streamed through any compatible laptop, computer, tablet or mobile device in the United Kingdom.

Click here to purchase your pass.

 Team News:

Lloyd Isgrove returns to the squad after missing out of the weekend’s fixture against Walsall with an illness.

Arthur Gnahoua and Peter Kioso both miss out after picking up shoulder injuries in the game at Banks’s Stadium

Bookies Odds:

Walsall win: 4/6

Draw: 11/4

Bolton Wanderers win: 15/4

Correct as of 15/12/2020 (10am) on skybet.com

Form:

Wanderers are looking to get back on the winning track after recording two consecutive defeats following their six-game winning streak.

Cheltenham are unbeaten in their last six games, having won four and drawing two matches during that spell.

Last time out:

This will be the first league fixture between both sides with the only other encounter coming in an EFL Trophy tie in November 2016 when Wanderers lost 1-0 at Whaddon Road.

 Match Officials:

Referee: Antony Coggins

Assistant Referees: Darren Wilding and Gareth Viccars

Fourth Official: Brett Huxtable


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