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Bolton Look To Build On Momentum Against Fleetwood


Could Bolton make it three wins from three in all competitions?

We’re back in action tomorrow at the UniBol as we welcome Joey Barton’s Fleetwood (if you should ever welcome Barton to anything that is) – a couple of wins have boosted confidence, but an injury hit side, particularly in defence, will have to cope with a dangerous Fleetwood attack, which includes former Bolton target Ched Evans.

Team news

Ali Crawford will be out for at least the next couple of months by the sound of Keith Hill’s comments, while Josh Earl is still out with an injury suffered after the Bristol Rovers game. In fact, it looks like none of the currently injured players will be back in time for tomorrow.

Stats and facts

Bolton’s previous home game against Fleetwood saw them come from 1-0 down to win 2-1, back in August 2016. Wanderers in fact have won every game they’ve ever played against Fleetwood in the league, although there have only been two of them.

Wanderers have drawn three and lost two of their last five home league games. Fleetwood have won one of their last five away games, a 3-0 success at Shrewsbury, drawn one and lost three.

A win tomorrow would see us move up to -2 points and reduce the gap to safety to 15 points if results went our way. Fleetwood are fourth, and could move up to third, above Peterborough with a win.

If we did win, it would be our first run of three successive victories since March 2017, when we won five league games in a row.


Back to back wins is a good thing, but the injury situation continues to be worrying. 2-1 defeat.

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