Date: 15th March 2019 at 3:10pm
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Win or bust tomorrow.

Bolton travel to out-of-sorts Wigan in a huge game for both teams. We’re seven points adrift of the final safe space in the table, which happens to be now occupied by tomorrow’s opponents after having a difficult recent run of results. At least 3,000 Wanderers fans will make the short journey down the road, hoping we can get that win to keep any realistic survival hopes alive.

Team news

There doesn’t seem to be any new injury doubts, or returns for that matter. Callum Connolly does have the chance to face the club he started the season with. For that lot, Danny Fox and Anthony Pilkington are both injured, while Nathan Byrne may return from illness after missing Tuesday’s defeat at Blackburn.

Facts and stats

The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw in December. Will Buckley put us ahead before Wigan levelled from a dubious penalty. This is our first trip to the DW Stadium since March 2015, when Tom Walker scored for us, before they again equalised in injury time.

Bolton have lost nine of their last 10 away games, while Wigan have picked up 30 points at home this season.

The last time we won a league match after conceding the first goal was two years ago this weekend, when we beat Northampton at home. The last time we did in in the Championship, a 3-1 win over Fulham in February 2015 – 145 games ago (obviously we haven’t conceded first in all of those 145 games, although it sometimes feels like it.)

Prediction

Bust. 1-0 to Wigan.

 

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