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🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Southend United

27 November 2020

Wanderers return to the University of Bolton Stadium looking to stretch their winning streak to a fifth successive game against Southend United.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: “We’re not settled because we’ve won a few games and we’re fully focused on Saturday. It was always going to take time. We’re not hiding behind the facts we didn’t get results early in the season and the good thing is that it was early on.

“We’re not looking too far ahead and we’re just focused on winning the next game in front of us and that’s Southend on Saturday.

“Southend have been very unlucky in the 2-3 games I’ve watched. It will be a difficult game, they’re a much better side than results are showing. They have a lot of good young players.”

 

Mark Molesley: “Bolton are a big hitter in the League. They brought in a very good manager who did great things at Barrow. They’ve got some very established players and it’s going to be one of League Two’s toughest challenges going to their stadium.

“But, despite our result on Tuesday, there were lots of positives for us and we’re going to have to take them into this game and build on it. We know we have to show more in the attacking third and we’ll certainly be looking to do that.”

 

How to watch:

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

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Team News:

Wanderers have no new injury injuries to worry about as they aim to pick up a fifth successive victory. Dennis Politic and Liam Edwards continue to reover from long-term injuries with Harry Brockbank nearing a return. 

The Shrimpers are waiting to hear the extent of Tom Clifford’s back injury which kept him out of Southend’s last game against Forest Green Rovers. Harry Kyprianou filled in for the defender.

Kyle Taylor, Nathan Ralph, Lewis Gard and Harry Lennon will all miss out due to injury.

Emile Acquah, Kazaiah Sterling and Ashley Nathaniel-George have missed out recently due to COVID-19 and are currently isolating. 

 

Bookies Odds:

Bolton Wanderers win: 8/15

Draw: 3/1

Southend United win: 19/4

Correct as of 27/11/2020 (5pm) on skybet.com

 

Form:

Wanderers’ 1-0 victory against Scunthorpe United in midweek brought their winning sequence to four consecutive games in all competitions.

The Shrimpers suffered a narrow reverse in midweek when they scummbed to a 1-0 defeat against Forest Green Rovers at Roots Hall.

Prior to that, they picked up three points at Walsall to register their first win of the campaign which ended a run of seven league games without a victory.

 

Last time out:

Goals from Joe Dodoo, Luke Murphy and Daryl Murphy gave Wanderers a 3-2 victory against Southend at the University of Bolton Stadium in December 2019.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: John Busby

Assistant Referees: David Avent and Mark Cunliffe

Fourth Official: Andy Haines


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