There’s a bit of a feel-good factor about Bolton at the moment.
A couple of late wins have helped propel us up the table, up to the point where we’re well in the play-off hunt now. But we have to keep going, and we could do with another three points, but like us, Scunthorpe are a side in decent nick themselves, so it’ll be another tough test on paper.
Harry Brockbank won’t be available for tomorrow’s match, but apart from him and the obvious long term casualties Wanderers have a full squad to choose from.
Bolton’s last home game against Scunthorpe was a memorable one. It was a clash between two of the top sides in League One when they met on New Year’s Eve in 2016, Josh Vela gave us an early lead before Neal Bishop equalised, but an injury-time winner from substitute James Henry took us above the then leaders and into the top two. We also won in this season’s reverse fixture, Peter Kioso with the only goal in November.
Scunthorpe are six points behind us in 16th, but they do have two games in hand and are on a four game winning streak, they, us, and Forest Green are the three form sides in the division right now. There are a few ex-Wanderers on their books now, George Taft of course left us in January after never really getting an opportunity, while two members of our 2017 promotion winning squad, Jem Karacan and Mark Howard, are now with tomorrow’s opponents.
A tough game but I’m going to do something very, very dangerous and predict a Bolton win. 1-0 to us.