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Bolton Are Now The Chased, Can They Fend Off The Pack At Newport?


After a disappointing result on Friday at home to Colchester, Bolton will hope to make amends in the second game of their Easter double header.

Wanderers are on the road this time, making the trip down to Newport County. The Exiles actually have been exiled in recent games, playing at Cardiff to give their usual pitch a rest (and it needed it!) but tomorrow’s match will be played at Rodney Parade. For the first time this season, we aren’t the chasers, not in the case of an automatic promotion spot anyway. We’re now third, hoping we don’t give a chance for Tranmere, Forest Green or Morecambe to overtake us.

Team news

Evatt’s disappointment with the front four on Friday might suggest at a bit of rotation – Marcus Maddison, Lloyd Isgrove or George Thomason are all candidates to come into the side. Everyone behind that will probably stay the same, unless there are any fitness issues.


This will be our first visit to Newport since November 1987, when we won 1-0 in the old fourth division.

The opposition

Newport have sort of dropped off at late, but still go into this occupying the final play-off place and would go within four points of us should they beat us. Things haven’t been helped by Scott Twine’s departure, he left for Swindon in January, plus Tristan Abrahams, who scored both goals against us, he went to Leyton Orient. Padraig Amond is their danger man up front, while Matt Dolan, who played in the middle of a back three on Friday, also is a danger in both boxes.


Tough one away to a team that needs a result. I’ll go for a draw. 1-1

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