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🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. MK Dons

7 August 2021

Ian Evatt’s men welcome MK Dons to the University of Bolton Stadium for our Sky Bet League One season opener.

With an unbeaten pre-season over and done with, attention turns to today’s opening game, which sees fans return to the ground to watch a competitive home fixture for the first time since February 2020.

Pre-match quotes:

Ian Evatt: “We’re looking forward to it but, mostly to see the fans in their numbers here at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“We’re excited to be playing in front of them and hopefully put on a show to be proud of.

“Football is nothing without its support and ours has really come together the last six months.

“We’ve sold over 10,000 season tickets, which is absolutely amazing, and we can’t wait to get started.

On MK Dons: “A tough challenge. I think they are a very good team that are difficult to play against.

“They are very open and expansive with their play, which means it’ll be two teams trying to control the possession.

“We have to come up with a strategy to combat that.”

Team News:

Ian Evatt goes into the fixture with no new injury concerns, other than the long-standing injury to loanee winger Xavier Amaechi.

With a plethora of options under his belt to choose from, keep your eyes peeled to our social media accounts at 2pm, as the first team sheet of the season will be revealed. 

Cash Turnstiles 

Wanderers supporters' will be able to purchase tickets directly from the turnstiles at Block M of the Carrs Pasties North Stand lower tier, ahead of tomorrow’s 3pm kick off.

Tickets will be sold on a cash only basis from 1.45pm.

Prices for the fixture are as follows;

Adults - £21.00

Over 65s/Under 23s - £16.00

Under 18s - £10.00

Under 12s - £8.00

Supporters can avoid the match day queues altogether by purchasing tickets for the fixture, online HERE & taking advantage of the club’s Digital Ticket & Print at Home facility.

Last Time Out

We last welcomed the Dons to the University of Bolton Stadium back in November 2019.

A match filled with drama, former Wanderers’ striker Daryl Murphy went from zero to hero, as he slotted home an injury time winner mere minutes after missing a penalty for the Whites.

That late goal was the difference in this one, as Bolton took the 1-0 victory.

Want to relive those highlights? Click HERE.

Match Officials:

Referee: Martin Coy

Assistants: Martin Newhouse and Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth Official: Tom Reeves


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