After a week off Bolton are back in action tomorrow with a trip to Rotherham.
We’re playing a team we’re above in the league, but Rotherham hasn’t been a happy hunting ground in recent seasons. We’re also impossible to pick at the moment, losing games we ideally want something out of then winning a game we don’t expect anything from. We were both amongst the pre-season favourites for the drop too, so losing there again wouldn’t go down well.
???? On camera. Manager Phil Parkinson previews this weekend's clash against @OfficialRUFC. Hear a short snippet of his interview below.
For the full interview:
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) October 19, 2018
Stephen Ireland is unlikely to be involved for Wanderers just yet, needing to get up to full fitness before he can pull on a white shirt. It’s unsure whether Ben Alnwick or Sammy Ameobi will be back yet.
Former Bolton player Jamie Proctor could be involved for Rotherham. He has had a groin problem of late but could be available for selection tomorrow.
Opposition player to watch
Ryan Manning – The 22-year-old Irish midfielder is on loan from QPR and is the only Millers player to score more than a single league goal so far this season.
Facts and stats
We have an awful record at Rotherham, not winning there in the league since 1966. conceding four on both of our last visits (4-0 in 2015/16, 4-2 in 2014-15)
Both sides are in poor form, with only one win in their last six games.
Bolton will stay above Rotherham regardless of Saturday’s result. They could climb level on points with current seventh-placed side Brentford with a win, the lowest they could drop is 18th.
Should be a tight game, but that wretched record at Rotherham doesn’t fill me with confidence. 1-0 to them.
Home fixtures against Forest (Wednesday) then Hull City (Saturday)