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🗞️ Preview: Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers

23 October 2020

Wanderers are back on the road with an away fixture against league leaders Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon. Ian Evatt’s men are looking to build on a point earned at Barrow during the week thanks to Antoni Sarcevic’s last gasp equaliser.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: ‘Fair play to them, they’ve started great and scored a lot of goals, but it’s a good opportunity for us to go and show what we’re about. It’s another game of football and another chance for us to go and win. Why not?

‘If I was my defenders and goalkeeper, I’d be thinking we’re up against a good attack here let’s try and keep a clean sheet. One clean sheet in ten isn’t good enough. I said that to them this morning. Let’s go there, do the best we can and hopefully get the three points.’

Mark Bonner: ‘It will be a difficult game. We won’t be fooled by their start to the season, they’ve got good players and they’ve got a good side. We’ll have to work hard and accept that at times we won’t have the ball, but we also have to work hard to put our stamp on the game and try to dominate large periods if we can.

‘We need to be ruthless in those times when we’re on top, which we have been. We also need to defend well and resolutely in the periods where they have possession.’

 

How to watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the clash with Cambridge United by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10, meaning despite not being able to make the trip to Cambridgeshire, 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:

Nathan Delfouneso missed out on Tuesday night’s trip to Barrow due to his partner being in labour and Ian Evatt has now confirmed that she has given birth to a little boy. He will now be back available for selection, and many congratulations to the pair of them.

Tom White has trained during the second half of the week and could now be available, whilst Lloyd Isgrove and Shaun Miller have stepped up their recovery and move closer to a return to action.

Mark Bonner confirmed he doesn’t want to make too many changes to the team at once, despite speaking about fatigue coming into the equation due to the volume of games. In form striker Paul Mullin is likely to start for United following his mid-week hat-trick in a 3-1 victory against Port Vale.

 

Bookies Odds:

Cambridge win: 21/20

Draw: 23/10

Bolton win: 12/5

Correct as of 23/10/2020 (9.30am) on skybet.com

 

Form:

Wanderers go into the weekend’s game on the back of a 3-3 draw at Barrow but are three league games without victory having lost to Oldham Athletic and picked up the midweek draw and a draw against Grimsby Town recently.

Ian Evatt’s men's only victory of the campaign so far has come on the road, beating Harrogate Town at the Keepmoat Stadium at the beginning of the month.

Cambridge will be high on confidence and come into the clash top of League Two and on the back of three league victories in a row, against Newport County, Scunthorpe United and Port Vale. During that time they have managed to score ten goals.

 

Last time out:

The last time the two teams met was all the way back in January 2000 in an FA Cup tie at Abbey Stadium. Wanderers went a goal down to a Trevor Benjamin strike but came back to win the game, with goals from Bob Taylor (2) and Eidur Gudjohnsen securing a 3-1 victory.

The two sides last met for a league fixture in April 1991 again at the Abbey Stadium, but this time United would earn a 2-1 Division Three victory.  

 

Match Officials:

Referee: Lee Swabey

Assistant Referees: Kenwyn Hughes and Daniel Cook

Fourth Official: Andrew Aylott

 


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