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Bolton v Blackburn: ‘Derby’ Day Preview


Bolton host Blackburn tomorrow in the first meeting between us and them since the Christmas period of 2015.

It’s difficult to split these two sides at the moment, we only sit behind Blackburn in the table on goal difference. With a decent run of wins t home against Rovers in recent years, it’s a game we should be definitely looking at and thinking, “yep, go to win that.” We’re on the telly as well, so Ken Anderson’s going to enjoy the effect that will have on the attendance.

Team news

Remi Matthews will continue in goal, while Sammy Ameobi is apparently still not ready. For Blackburn, Ryan Nyambe will not be risked, but Charlie Mulgrew could start.

Opposition threat

Bradley Dack will play n the number 10 role for Rovers – he has shown his talent in the season and a bit he has been at Ewood Park.

Match stats

Bolton are looking for a seventh consecutive home win in the league against Blackburn – 2009 was the last time they beat us at our place.

The last meeting between the two sides was in December 2015, when Gary Madine’s late winner proved to be the only goal of the game.

Bolton have won just one of their last seven games. Of our last 10 wins, eight have been 1-0, and the other two also by a single goal.


Two fairly matched teams – I think a 1-1 draw.

Next games

Rotherham away after the international break, followed by back-to-back home games against Forest and Hull.

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