We’re back! After a week off due to us being out of the FA Cup, and the police, thinking they’re the masters of the people rather than the servants, not letting us have a game rescheduled in that period, we finally play our first fixture in December tomorrow, when we host AFC Wimbledon in the league.
Purely in terms of results, there are similarities in both our seasons, in that while we’re both down the league, our results have sort of improved – Wimbledon binned off previous manager Wally Downes when he was banned for betting breaches, but it’ll still be a game between two of the league’s bottom five sides.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) December 5, 2019
There will have to be a change at the back owing to the suspension of Josh Earl. Keith Hill has again indicated that there may be others due to injuries, although he’s keeping his cards typically close to his chest on that front. Wimbledon also had a weekend off, Rod McDonald and Adam Roscrow are available for selection again, while Anthony Wordsworth has a calf injury and will be out, as will Kwesi Appiah who has an ankle injury.
Facts and stats
Bolton have lost just one of their last six home league games, and have won their last two. Wimbledon have lost every away league game this season, except for a 4-1 thrashing of the division’s worst side, Southend.
Our last meeting against the Dons was in March 2017, Gary Madine scored early but Tom Elliott levelled and the game finished 1-1.
A draw or a narrow Bolton win, I would like to see the team before I put any money on it. As I’m sure would Wally Downes.