🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Crewe Alexandra

Wanderers begin their EFL Trophy campaign on Tuesday evening with a clash against Sky Bet League One side Crewe Alexandra.

Ian Evatt’s side will be looking to respond to last weekend’s Carabao Cup defeat to Bradford City whilst looking for a better result than the 3-0 defeat suffered to Alex at the University of Bolton Stadium in the final pre-season friendly fixture eleven days ago. The Head Coach could be tempted to make a number of changes to his team with the league opener against Forest Green Rovers on the horizon and team news will be available from 6pm this evening.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: ‘We know what to expect from Crewe and they will probably know what to expect from us. It’s another game for us and it’s going to be a tough game because Crewe are a very good team. Whatever team I put out there should be capable of getting the right result, that’s what we want.

‘We need to start building that consistency, get those player relationships developing and then take some confidence into Saturday.’    

How to watch:

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Team News:

Ian Evatt could make a number of changes this evening as he prepares his squad for the weekend’s Sky Bet League Two opener against Forest Green Rovers.

There are no known injury concerns coming into this fixture. Shaun Miller came on as a substitute for his debut last weekend and could be pushing for a start against his former club, with Andrew Tutte in search of a debut appearance this evening.


Bookies Odds:

Bolton win: 13/8

Draw: 21/10

Crewe win: 7/5

Correct as of 08/09/2020 (12.00pm) on skybet.com



Wanderers come into the game off the back of Saturday’s defeat to Bradford City in the Carabao Cup. Antoni Sarcevic scored his first goal for the club to end an impressive 19-pass move. Ian Evatt’s side will be hoping to build some momentum with a positive result against Crewe Alexandra ahead of the Sky Bet League Two season opener against Forest Green Rovers.

Crewe got their campaign underway with a 2-1 home defeat to Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup. Billy Sass-Davies scored the equaliser at Gresty Road after being set-up by Charlie Kirk.


Last time out:

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Bolton Wanderers | League Cup | 09/08/2017


Crewe: Garratt, Ng, Raynes, Nolan, Walker (Bowery 87), Cooper, Ainley (Pickering 84), Wintle, Lowery, Porter, Dagnall.

Wanderers: Alnwick, Little (Morais 66), Robinson, Derik, Darby, Burke, Buckley, Pratley (Karacan 67), Earing, Wilbraham (Madine 66), Armstrong.



Match Officials:

Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth and Joe Simpson

Fourth Official: Anthony Moore

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