Lap Of Appreciation

The Wanderers’ squad and staff will hold a lap of appreciation after Saturday’s final game of the season (kick-off 12.30pm).

The players will briefly leave the pitch after the final whistle before returning to walk around the University of Bolton Stadium pitch to thank the fans for their backing.

“It’s our last home game and we want to win that for our supporters,” said Wanderers’ boss Ian Evatt.

“We’re looking forward to the playing the game, hopefully getting the win and then spending some time with the supporters after the game and thanking them for all their support and their efforts.”

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Wanderers have enjoyed a superb first season back at League One level with a top-10 finish in their sights.

A point against Fleetwood Town – who are fighting to beat the drop – will guarantee that a fourth successive win could yet take the Whites up to ninth.

Despite a record of just three defeats in their last 21 games, Evatt’s men haven’t been able to bridge the gap on the play-off places.

But an unbeaten run of seven games has underlined their desire to keep performing to the end.   

“I think the attitude of the players has been first-class,” added Evatt.

“We’ve not really been able to move up or down in recent weeks but what we have done is remain professional and committed.

“We’ve shown that with our results and performances.

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“I thought the second half at Cheltenham last week was exceptional and hopefully we can that into Saturday and have another good performance.”

A 2-1 win at Cheltenham made it nine away wins and with Wanderers chasing a 12th home success against Fleetwood, Evatt has been pleased with the progress.

“There have been lots of positives and pluses this season,” he said.

“There have been some negatives as well and we mustn’t forget those.

“But we have to have some perspective and for a newly-promoted team to have the potential to get 73 points, which I think six of the last seven seasons, would have been in around the play-offs is a good achievement.

“We’re not happy we’re not in the shake-up but there are things to progress from and improve on for next season which looks very exciting.”

Supporters are invited to stay in their seats after Saturday’s game to enjoy the lap of appreciation.

Match tickets will be available up until kick-off and 2021/22 season-ticket holders can renew their existing seat for next season up until 12.30pm, with details HERE

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