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🗞️ Preview: Salford City vs. Bolton Wanderers

13 April 2021

Bolton Wanderers make the short trip to the Peninsula Stadium to face Salford City in a rearranged Sky Bet League Two clash this Tuesday evening.

Ian Evatt’s men travel in buoyant mood after picking up three points on Saturday when they came from behind to beat Harrogate Town at the University of Bolton Stadium – a win that saw them return to third spot in the table

Gary Bowyer will be in charge of the Ammies, their third manager of the campaign following Graham Alexander and latterly Richie Wellens.

Pre-match quotes:

Ian Evatt: “They’re unbeaten at home all season, so it’s going to be a tough game, there are no two ways about it.

“They are definitely trying to get into that top seven and rightly so with what they spend and the players they’ve got at the football club.

"But for us, it’s about what we do and we’ll go there and try and implement the game plan, try and take the game to them.

"The pleasing thing for me moving forwards is every game we look at now from now until the end of the season, probably other than the last game, there’s going to be something at stake and teams are either trying to make the play-offs, trying to stave off relegation or get promoted themselves, so I think it’ll be a good game.”

 

How to Watch:

Wanderers’ supporters can watch the game against Salford City 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:

Wanderers have no new fitness concerns heading into the game with Evatt revealing that captain Antoni Sarcevic is making excellent progress on his return to fitness.

However, the Wanderers boss will not rush the midfielder back and will be guided by the physios before naming him in a squad over the remaining weeks of the season.

Dennis Politic is progressing well with his rehab whilst Liam Edwards has picked up a slight calf strain during his rehab process. 

 

Form:

Wanderers' victory at the weekend saw them bounce back to winning ways after a draw (Colchester) and rare defeat (Newport County) as they leapfrogged Tranmere Rovers into third spot of the Sky Bet League Two table.

Salford are unbeaten at home all season and will be looking to make a surge into the play-offs.

They are currently occupying ninth spot and are on 58 points, nine behind Wanderers. They have won their last two fixtures - managing to earn victories against Forest Green Rovers and Stevenage. 

 

Last Time Out

An Eoin Doyle strike and an own-goal by Jordan Turnbull made it a night to remember as Ian Evatt’s men turned on the style in front of the Sky Sports cameras to beat Salford City 2-0 at the University of Bolton Stadium earlier in the season. 

Wanderers handed a debut to Matt Gilks in between the sticks and were excellent value for their victory which kickstarted an excellent run of form.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: Robert Lewis 

Assistants: Andrew Dallison and Declan Ford

Fourth Official: Ben Toner

 


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