🗞️ Preview: Cambridge United vs. Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers head to the Abbey Stadium tomorrow afternoon to take on Cambridge United, with Ian Evatt’s side looking to continue their fine start to the 2021/22 campaign with a third league victory in a row.

The team were of course in action during the week, going out of the Carabao Cup on penalties after a goalless draw in a feisty encounter with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Cambridge have had a decent start to their first season in the third tier of English football since 2001/02, with Mark Bonner’s side recently beating Burton Albion 3-0 at the Abbey Stadium. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Brewers had won every league game up to that point.

United too were in Carabao Cup action during the week, going down 3-1 to Sky Bet Championship side Millwall at the Den. George Williams gave the visitors the lead, but a Murray Wallace brace and a goal from Matt Smith secured victory for the Londoners.


Pre-match quotes: From the bosses

Ian Evatt: “They’ve had a good start to the season. They’re a well-organised and well-coached team. It’s always a difficult place to go, and with Wes Hoolahan they have a bit of quality – someone I know well having played with him for a few years at Blackpool. He’s a very talented player and someone we’ll have to keep our eye on. But, as in most cases we’ll go and try to win the game, do our own thing, play our own way, and hopefully, that’ll be enough.”

Mark Bonner: “Ian Evatt has done a good job. They have got a real identity about how they play, it is obvious they want to go out and attack games. We saw that in the early games with the two 3-3 draws. Since then, they have had a couple of good results against strong sides. We will have to be the best version of ourselves with and without the ball to be competitive in the game.”


Team News:

In his pre-match press conference, manager Ian Evatt has confirmed that MJ Williams and Lloyd Isgrove will return to contention having missed Tuesday’s trip to Wigan Athletic with slight injuries.

Amadou Bakayoko has been ruled out for approximately six weeks, whilst defender Will Aimson is back in full training and close to contention for selection. Still waiting to make his Wanderers debut, the former Plymouth man will likely come into the manager’s consideration for Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy fixture against Port Vale.


Tickets and Travel

Wanderers supporters will be able to purchase tickets at the Abbey Stadium tomorrow afternoon, ahead of our Sky Bet League One clash with Cambridge United.

Tickets will be sold from the Ticket Office on Newmarket Road. Both seated & terrace tickets will be available to purchase on the day.

Supporters will be able to pay via debit/credit card and cash.



Seated Ticket Prices

Adults - £24.00 

Over 64s - £19.00 

Student - £19.00 

Under 24s - £19.00 

Under 18s - £12.00 

Under 12s - £7.00 

Terrace Ticket Prices

Adults - £20.00 

Over 64s - £16.00 

Student - £16.00 

Under 24s - £16.00 

Under 18s - £10.00 

Under 12s - £7.00 


Last Time Out

Wanderers came from behind to earn a draw at one of League Two’s early pace-setters Cambridge United. With Ian Evatt’s side still looking to get into their groove after a slow start to the season, they dominated much of the proceeding at the Abbey Stadium but fell behind following an error from Billy Crellin.

The equaliser came with eight minutes to go, when Antoni Sarcevic fired a low shot past Dimi Mitov, capping a precise passing move.


Cambridge United 1-1 Bolton Wanderers | Saturday 24 October 2020

Line-Up: Crellin, Kioso, Baptiste, Almeida Santos, Delaney, Brockbank (Gordon 72), Tutte, Sarcevic, Crawford, Delfouneso, Doyle (Gnahoua 50).

Unused Subs: Greenidge, Taft, Hickman, Mascoll, Darcy.


Match Officials:

Referee: Tom Nield

Assistants: Matthew Smith and James Vallance

Fourth Official: Ryan Whitaker

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