🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Scunthorpe United

Ian Evatt’s go in search of a fourth successive win against in-form Scunthorpe United at the University of Bolton Stadium this evening.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: “They’ve had a good run of form themselves, they’ve won their last four games. Neil (Cox) has found a way of playing that is effective, and it’s going to be a difficult challenging game.

"But we’re in a good place, the squad’s in a good place, we can rotate if needs be to keep energy high and we’ve got players champing at the bit on the training pitch, champing at the bit off the bench, champing at the bit off the bench and in reserve.

"There are lots to be positive about but also know that we’re not just going to turn up and win the game, we have to do the basics well, make sure we concentrate on our performance level and if we perform well, I’m confident that we’ll beat anybody in this league but it’s about what we do more than anything else.”


Neil Cox: “We’re looking forward to the test. They’re on a good run of form and so are we. I’m looking forward to a good challenge.

“They’ll be looking for automatic promotion and we want to keep climbing up the league.

“We’re going to concentrate on what we’re going to do and we have to keep the ball a bit better than we did on Saturday.

“We’re fresh and ready to go.

“I spent nearly three years at that football club and Mark (Howard), Jem (Karacan) and (George) Taft have all been there.

“They will all want to do well going back there.”


How to Watch:

Wanderers’ supporters can watch the game against Scunthorpe United 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 a clean bill of health going into tonight’s game with no fresh injury concerns.

Defender Harry Brockbank will return to training later this week after a spell on the sidelines with a groin injury.


Bookies Odds:

Bolton Wanderers win: 1/1

Draw: 12/5

Scunthorpe United win: 5/2

Correct as of 23/02/2021 (3pm) on skybet.com



Tonight’s contestants are the two in-form teams in Sky Bet League Two with Ian Evatt’s troops looking for a fourth consecutive win, while The Iron are chasing a fifth win on the spin.

Wanderers go into the match on the back of two solid away victories against Southend United at the weekend and a midweek fightback against Mansfield Town which saw them recover from two goals down to win the game 3-2.

Scunthorpe beat Harrogate Town 3-1 at the weekend after a good win against Colchester prior to that. 



Last time out:

Loanee Peter Kioso grabbed the only goal of the game earlier in the campaign as Wanderers ran out 1-0 winners at Glanford Park.

The winner sent Wanderers up to 13th spot in the division and was their fourth successive win.


Match Officials:

Referee: Anthony Blackhouse.

Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth and Matthew Bristow.  

Fourth Official: Conor Brown.

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