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Bolton Look To Pounce On Ipswich’s Uncertainty


Bolton are back on the road tomorrow with a game down at Ipswich.

Hopefully, they’ll be able to shake off the injustice that was Monday night’s match against Burton.  Unsurprisingly, it’s quite a congested top of the table at the moment, and while there too many teams to actually go top, it’s quite plausible we could end the afternoon right in the mix.

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Team news

Declan John is available but Liam Gordon’s display on Monday means it’s not certain that he’ll go straight back into the side. Josh Sheehan is back from Wales duty too. Will Aimson may even be available after he played for the reserve side in midweek.

Possible XI: Dixon; Jones, Almeida Santos, Johnston, John; Williams, Sheehan; Isgrove, Sarcevic, Afolayan; Doyle

The opposition

Ipswich were fancied as favourites in this division after a squad overhaul overseen by ex-Wigan boss Paul Cook in the summer but they’ve yet to win this season. The way to fix that has seemingly been to sign more players. Goalkeeper Christian Walton was signed on loan from Brighton and may replace Vaclav Hladky, who did well in League Two last season. Bersant Celina, who got as far as visiting the UniBol a few years ago but didn’t sign for us in the end to go to Ipswich, has gone to back to Suffolk on loan from French side Dijon, while Egyptian midfielder Sam Morsy, who played under Cook at Wigan, has also joined after just over a season at Middlesbrough.

Last time out…

Bolton and Ipswich didn’t meet at Portman Road the last time they were both in League One, owing to the season being curtailed. The last time we were there was in September 2018, despite Marc Wilson’s red card we came away with a goalless draw. We both ended up being relegated from the Championship last season, and even though we pretty much stopped functioning as a proper football club at the end of that season, it was still Ipswich who actually finished bottom.


I’m not sure Ipswich were ever the runaway favourites some were suggesting, but it’ll be a tough match, because it always is down there. Having said that, they’re still getting themselves together and I fancy us to get something from there, especially as I don’t see them being as belligerent as Burton were. 1-1

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