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Match Preview: Lincoln City (A)

14 January 2020

Wanderers will travel to the Sincil Bank stadium to take on Michael Appleton’s Lincoln City in the Sky Bet League one tomorrow night.

Lincoln City currently sit in 16th place in the table on 31 points.

The Imps come into the game following a 1-1 draw away to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday afternoon but have only suffered one defeat in their last four games.

Team News

In his pre-match press conference with bwfc.co.uk, Wanderers manager Keith Hill said that: “Dennis Politic is available which is good, especially as we don’t have Thibaud Verlinden”.

Luke Murphy will be back in the team following one-match suspension, the Whites will still be without Jason Lowe who is serving a three-game ban following his red card against Shrewsbury Town. 

Head to Head

Wanderers have faced Lincoln 19 times with their first-ever meeting coming on the 20th of January 1899 resulting in a 4-0 victory for the Whites.

The last meeting between the two sides came in the 3rd round of FA Cup in 2010, which saw Bolton win 4-0.

Keith Hill’s team are undefeated in their last 4 meetings against Lincoln.

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 Bolton FM team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Wanderers come into the game as betting underdogs at the time of writing, according to Sky Bet, being priced to win at 19/4.

Lincoln are favourites at 8/15, with a draw priced at 14/5.

Man in the Middle

Tuesday night’s game 19:45pm kick-off will be officiated by Neil Hair with Barry Gordon and David Benton and Hristo Karaivanov completing the referee line-up.

Neil Hair has officiated 22 matches this season, with the most recent game being a 3-0 home victory for Salford City against Port Vale.

So far this campaign he has handed out 58 yellow cards and one red card.

Key man for Lincoln – Tyler Walker

The main man for Lincoln tomorrow night will be former Wanderers man 23-year-old Tyler Walker.

Walker made five appearances for the club during the 2017/2018 season following a loan move from Nottingham Forest.

He has scored 13 goals in 25 league matches for Lincoln since his move from Mansfield.


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