Match Preview | Bolton Wanderers v Solihull Moors


Wanderers turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup this weekend as Ian Evatt’s men lock horns with Solihull Moors for the first time in the club’s history.

With the league table looking promising for the Whites, they will be looking to continue that form and embark on a cup run this time round.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “It's something we haven't done as yet. We want to have a good cup run and it starts here with Solihull.

“We want to progress. I want to progress. Financially it's fantastic for the football club and we want to do well.

“They’re a good team with a bright young manager that has good experience with some players who have played in the League. They do some good things with the ball and cause you problems if you're not at it.”

Ian Evatt

Team News:

Wanderers will welcome back Carlos Mendes Gomes as he is set to feature in some capacity after being sidelined for two months through injury.

Paris Maghoma is likely to be involved after being given clearance to play by parent club Brentford.

Zac Ashworth in unlikely to be available as he is still recovering from an injury picked up during the international break.

Form guide:

Solihull put four past Biggleswade Town in the fourth qualifying round to get to this stage of the competition. After a tight first half, the home side’s full-time pedigree shone through to run out 4-1 winners.

In terms of league form, The Moors are in a healthy fourth place position and got back on track recently with a 1-0 home win against Wealdstone after a run of three without win which included a 5-0 demolition at Southend United.

Wanderers themselves are in fine form having won six of their last seven outings in all competitions.

A nine point haul last week rounded off with a 2-0 win away at Charlton has continued the feel-good factor around the Toughsheet Community Stadium.



Referee: Scott Simpson

Assistant Referees: Danny Gratton and William Cavanagh

Fourth Official: Steven Copeland


Saturday, 3pm


Tickets are just £10 for adults and £5 for over 65s and under 18s.

We advise supporters to purchase their tickets online here in advance of arriving at the stadium to avoid the queues.


Due to competition rules, only supporters with a monthly or annual subscription to Wanderers TV are eligible to listen to live commentary of this Emirates FA Cup fixture.

No video feed will be available.

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