Finally, it’s Bolton and Doncaster locking horns. Who would have thought this would ever be a rivalry?
Well, it still isn’t really. But almost six months after we postponed our home game against the South Yorkshire side, followed by a period with lots of internet bickering, and then Donny continuing to moan even after the EFL’s appeal to give us a points deduction failed, we finally get to see these two sides play a football match. For us, it’s a chance to try and cut that gap, which remained at 17 points after the defeat at Coventry on Saturday.
Can’t wait until they have to postpone it due to bad weather or something.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) February 10, 2020
Toto Nsiala is very unlikely to be involved after being briefly unconscious before coming off during Saturday’s game. Ronan Darcy has had a foot injury which kept him out at the weekend, and will also be missing tomorrow. Jack Hobbs was back on the bench at St Andrews and it would be either him or Ryan Delaney to replace Nsiala. Anthony Georgiou will probably be unavailable until a week on Saturday as he remains at parent club Tottenham to sort out a pre-existing injury.
Facts and stats
This is our first trip to the Keepmoat since April 2014. It all happened early doors that evening as Neil Danns and Joe Mason both got on the scoresheet to have us 2-0 up in 15 minutes. David Cotterill bended in a free kick to reduce the deficit but we held on to win and continue what was a decent unbeaten away run at that time.
That was sixth game on the road unbeaten – a complete contrast with this season, where we’ve picked up just four points away from the UniBol.
Bolton have a win and a draw from their last five games, Doncaster have two wins, two draws and one defeat.
We’re away, so we’ll probably lose. Might shut some of their fans up, at least. 3-1.