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Bolton Face Key Test At Colchester


Bolton play their first game away from home this season tomorrow when they travel down to Colchester.

Things haven’t gone well so far, with three defeats in three different competitions, but will a week’s worth of work on the training pitch lead to an improved display and result against a side who should represent a good barometer of where we want to be.

Team news

There are a few new injury concerns about, but Ian Evatt has kept tight lipped on those. Colchester have no injury concerns, which is alright for some.


We have only met Colchester when we’ve been both in the bottom tier – back in the 1987-88 season we lost 3-0 at Layer Road, before winning 4-0 at Burnden Park. Of course, both clubs have moved onto new homes since then – tomorrow’s match will be played at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The opposition

Colchester are among those who should be looking at promotion – they weren’t too far away last term but lost to Exeter in a play-off semi-final. Their season hasn’t taken off yet though, like us they lost both their cup games so far, but did manage a point at Bradford on the opening weekend of the league.


Could be a tough one if we don’t improve. On paper this is our toughest game so far, away to a team who I’d expect to be there or therabouts come May. 2-0 to Colchester.

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