PREVIEW | Wanderers v Stevenage

Stevenage preview

Wanderers take on Stevenage at the Toughsheet Community Stadium tonight looking to make it back-to-back league wins and three in a row in all competitions.

Stevenage have made an impressive start to life back in League One following promotion last season.

But Ian Evatt’s men will go above Boro into third place in the table if they can repeat Saturday’s victory at Port Vale in the first of three successive home games.

Kick-off will be preceded by a minute’s applause and both teams will wear black armbands as a tribute to former Bolton and England forward Francis Lee, following his death on Monday at the age of 79.

Manager quotes:

Bolton boss Ian Evatt: “We’ve got two home fixtures to finish this little batch of games where if we can get the right results it puts us back to where we want to be.

“But we are under no illusion. Tonight is going to be really tough. Stevenage have had a great start to the season and they are a very difficult team to play against.

“Steve is a manager with huge experience who is used to winning football matches so they will be highly motivated to come and give us a huge challenge.”


Team news:

Wanderers will have midfielder George Thomason available again following a one-match ban.

Striker Victor Adeboyejo is rated touch and go to return after missing Saturday’s win at Port Vale with a knee but will return on Saturday if the visit of Stevenage comes too soon.

Gethin Jones serves the second game of a three-match suspension and is one of half-a-dozen senior men unavailable.

Striker Aaron Pressley could be pressing for a Stevenage start after returning via the bench last weekend after a month out through injury.

Form guide:

Wanderers have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions.

The Whites are seeking a fourth home league win of the season and second home win in three games.

Stevenage suffered their second league defeat of the season last Saturday when they were beaten 3-1 at home by second-placed Oxford United.

Boro have won four and lost one of their five away league games so far.

The team have met twice in the league before, with Wanderers completing a league double in the 2020/21 season on the way to promotion from League Two.


Referee: Josh Smith

Assistant referees: Craig Taylor, Mark Pottage

Fourth official: Aaron Jackson

Kick-off: 7.45pm


If you can’t be here tonight, supporters can watch the action live on Wanderers TV, with all details HERE

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