Wanderers head to South Yorkshire this Saturday afternoon to take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, with Ian Evatt’s men looking for a third consecutive Sky Bet League One victory.
Liverpool U21s were dispatched during the week at the University of Bolton Stadium, with Amadou Bakayoko (2) and Nathan Delfouneso scoring in a 4-1 Papa John’s victory.
Wednesday were victorious in their Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night, seeing off Mansfield Town 2-1 at Field Mill. Darren Moore’s side bouncing back from defeat against Oxford United last weekend to get back to winning ways.
Pre-match quotes: From the bosses
Ian Evatt: “It’s a game we’re looking forward to. All the hard work we put in in League Two last season has given us opportunities like this one. Sunderland away, Sheffield Wednesday away – fantastic occasions, stadiums, big clubs in their own right – like us – and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s a difficult place to go. They’ve got a very strong squad, a lot of them have played in the Championship last season and most of their careers – if not higher.”
Darren Moore: “They are a committed team playing free-flowing football. Their confidence is high and why shouldn’t it be? I think it’ll be an open game. They have over 3,000 supporters coming over as well so we should expect a really good atmosphere inside the stadium.”
In his pre-match press conference, manager Ian Evatt has confirmed that Xavier Amaechi is back running on the grass and could return to training in the next few weeks. Liam Edwards has also made his return to training recently and is continuing to improve.
Tickets and Travel
All tickets for this fixture have SOLD OUT. Wanderers will be backed by a travelling contingent of over 3,000 at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.
If supporters are using Super tram to get to Hillsborough there is a tram stop at the railway station, plus plenty of places in the city centre where you can catch one from.
Take the yellow line in the direction of Middlewood. Get off at stop Leppings Lane, from where it is a few minutes walk to the stadium. A conductor is on every tram so there is no need to buy a ticket before you board.
Trams are every 10 minutes (peak), 20 minutes (off-peak). Please use this service if you are returning to the city centre after the game. The trams are frequent and will clear the area very quickly.
Last Time Out
Wanderers were edged out at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough as Phil Parkinson’s extended an unwanted winless run to nine games following what was a very encouraging start to the 2018/19 season.
The winning goal came for Wednesday in the second half just before the hour mark, with Tom Lees heading home from a corner. Wanderers spurned a huge opportunity to equalise with Clayton Donaldson firing over the bar late on.
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Bolton Wanderers | Tuesday 27 November 2018
Line-Up: Alnwick, Olkowski, Beevers, Hobbs, Taylor, Lowe, Wilson (Buckley 83), Williams, Ameobi, Wildschut (Doidge 68), Magennis (Donaldson 68).
Unused Subs: Matthews, Grounds, Wheater, Vela.
Referee: David Rock
Assistants: Grant Taylor and Declan Ford
Fourth Official: Tom Reeves