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🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Barnsley

10 August 2021

Wanderers are back in home action at the University of Bolton Stadium this Tuesday evening with a Carabao Cup First Round tie against last season’s Sky Bet Championship Semi-Finalists, Barnsley.

Ian Evatt’s men head into their second home fixture in four days following on from a 3-3 draw against MK Dons on the opening day of the season last weekend. Barnsley opened up their campaign under new manager Markus Schopp with a 1-1 draw at Cardiff City, and the Austrian will be looking to record his first win as Tykes boss.

 

Pre-match quotes:

Ian Evatt: “We’ll be coming up against a good team. They finished fifth in the Championship last season, so they’ve got some very talented players. They’ve also got a new manager.”

“I’ve watched a lot of their games during pre-season and then their game on Saturday, and they change the way they play quite a lot. Sometimes they’re possession-based and build from the back, and sometimes they’re more direct and play up to the front lads and get runners off them.

“Whatever we come up against, we’ll have to work it out pretty quickly and problem-solve for ourselves out on the pitch. We’ve got to do that and then implement our own game style.”

 

Team News:

Ian Evatt will likely make changes to the team that drew against MK Dons on Saturday, with a number of players requiring game time to improve their match fitness.

Ricardo Almeida Santos was an unused substitute at the weekend, and Kieran Lee came on for a second-half cameo – the pair of them could slot into the starting eleven. Between the sticks, Matt Gilks got the nod to start in the previous fixture, but Joel Dixon could come into contention this evening.

 

Ticket News

Supporters will be able to pay on the turnstiles for Wanderers' Carabao Cup Round One fixture against Barnsley on Tuesday 10 August.

Kicking off at 8 pm at the University of Bolton Stadium, admission on the day of the game can be found at the following turnstiles:

Please note that only certain lower tiers of the University of Bolton Stadium will be accepting cash for this fixture to Wanderers supporters.

  • Nat Lofthouse East Stand Lower - Blocks K and J (for entry to Blocks I and L)

  • Carrs Pasties North Stand Lower - Block M

Supporters who wish to sit in the Bolton Kia West Stand will be able to buy from the Ticket Office sales windows.

Tickets will be sold on a cash-only basis from 6.45 pm onwards, while prices for the match are as follows:

Adults: £10

Over 65s: £5

Under 18’s: £5

To avoid the queues on matchday the easiest way to purchase will always be online at via the Clubs Ticketing Platform.

 

Last Time Out

Wanderers last welcomed Barnsley to the University of Bolton Stadium in December 2017 and it was to be a successful afternoon.

Going head to head in the Sky Bet Championship, Wanderers came out on top. Gary Madine opened the scoring after twenty minutes before Tom Bradshaw equalised from the penalty spot a couple of minutes later.

Madine scored a penalty himself before the break to give Phil Parkinson’s side the lead, and Mark Little wrapped up the victory with a second-half strike.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: David Webb

Assistants: Graeme Fyvie and Joe Simpson

Fourth Official: Paul Marsden


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