New signing Peter Kioso is set to be named in Ian Evatt’s squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against neighbours Oldham Athletic at the University of Bolton Stadium.
The full-back signed on loan until the end of the season from Championship outfit Luton Town on Thursday evening ahead of the transfer deadline.
Wanderers will be looking to build on their recent run of a victory against Harrogate Town and last Saturday’s point against Grimsby.
Shaun Miller and Lloyd Isgrove are making good progress on their return to fitness but are unlikely to be involved against the Latics.
“(Peter Kioso) is a fantastic player and I’ve lauded and chased him for a long time. He’s a young player with a hell of a lot of talent, he’ll add quality and strength in depth.
“I don’t expect any more to come in. We’ve got injured lads close to returning. Lloyd and Shaun are close and Gethin and Tom aren’t as bad as we first feared.
“We’ve looked better and we’ve not given ourselves the platform to go and in win games.
“I have a firm belief in myself and what I do. We are very early. We’ve signed 20 players and it does take time. We’re all impatient, myself included but we’ll improve as the season goes on.
“We’ve got a lot of games before Christmas but they’re opportunities for us. If you build consistency and momentum then you’ll climb up the league pretty quickly.
“The division is competitive. I think we dominated the game without hurting them on Saturday. We controlled the majority of the game we just weren’t clinical enough in the final third.
“When you’re down the bottom of the league the first goal is very important. Teams love coming to this stadium and they raise their game. We are a scalp but we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we perform to the levels we know we can.”
Bolton Wanderers win: 10/11
Oldham Athletic win: 12/5
Correct as of 16/10/2020 (4:30pm) on skybet.com
Last time out:
The two clubs last met at the University of Bolton Stadium in October 2016 where a Zach Clough double gave Wanderers the three points in a Sky Bet League One encounter.
They have played each other 55 times in all competitions with Wanderers edging the head to head encounters with 27 victories to their name against Town’s 15.
Wanderers have gained four points from their last two league outings with a 2-1 win at against Harrogate Town and a goalless draw at home to Grimsby Town last weekend.
The Latics’ suffered a narrow loss to Morecambe last weekend with the Shrimpers pulling off a 3-2 victory at Boundary Park.
Prior to that they shared the points with Colchester United in a 3-3 draw at the Jobserve Community Stadium.
Referee: Robert Madley
Assistant Referees: Richard Woodward and Kevin Mulraine
Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall