🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Newcastle United U21s

Wanderers complete their Papa John’s Trophy campaign this evening at the University of Stadium, with the visit of Newcastle United Under-21s.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: ‘We want to try and win every game we play, there’s no doubt. There’s no such thing as a friendly and we want to progress again from Friday. There are opportunities for the ones who didn’t start the game on Friday to show me what they’re about and to push their claims for a place in the team on Saturday.’


How to watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the clash with Newcastle United Under-21s by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10 you don’t have to miss a kick.

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.


Team News:

Ian Evatt will likely make a number of changes for this evening’s fixture, opting to give minutes to players who haven’t had a great deal in recent weeks.

That could mean that senior players like Antoni Sarcevic and Eoin Doyle could be rested ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two.

Harry Brockbank remains on the side lines with a hamstring injury as well as Dennis Politic with his long-term injury. Lloyd Isgrove could be pushing for his first start in a Wanderers shirt.



Bookies Odds:

Bolton win: 5/6

Draw: 13/5

Newcastle Under-21s win: 12/5

Correct as of 17/11/2020 (4pm) on skybet.com



Wanderers come into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 2-0 victory against Salford City last Friday evening, but in the Papa John’s Trophy Ian Evatt’s men have lost both their fixture. Crewe Alexandra earned a 3-2 win at the University of Bolton Stadium back in September and last month Wanderers were beaten at Shrewsbury Town.

Newcastle have also lost both of their two previous group fixtures; losing 3-0 at Shrewsbury Town and 1-0 at Crewe Alexandra.


Match Officials:

Referee: Ollie Yates

Assistant Referees: Conor Brown and Matthew Bristow

Fourth Official: Gary Hilton

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