Seventeen days after a 7-1 thrashing at the Wham Stadium, Bolton Wanderers travel back to Accrington tomorrow night, with a place in the last 16 of the EFL Trophy at stake.
This is one of the last ties to be played in the first knockout round, and as such we already know the draw going forward. Should we win, we’ll face another north-west away game as Fleetwood Town lie in wait. Win at Highbury, and we would be 180 minutes from a Wembley final.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) December 9, 2019
No idea. Will we rest one or two players here or there? Surely there just aren’t many opportunities to make changes given the amount of injuries.
Facts and stats
Bolton will be looking to avenge the recent thrashing, which was our record third-tier defeat, and the current Accrington Stanley’s biggest league win.
Both sides are technically unbeaten so far in this competition. Wanderers lost penalty shootouts against Bradford and Rochdale before beating Man City’s kids, while Accrington took a maximum haul of nine points from their group, beating Fleetwood, Oldham and Liverpool’s Under-21 side.
Going for a defeat. 3-1.