Date: 14th September 2018 at 10:10pm
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It has been a tough week for Bolton Wanderers off the pitch, one of sadness, frustration and worry, but tomorrow the focus is back on footballing matters as we host QPR. There’ll be a minute’s applause for Eddie Davies prior to kick-off before we aim to build on the comeback for a point at Preston prior to the international break. It’s a match we’re expecting to win, but the visitors have managed to pick up four points from the last two games, so you never quite know.

Team news

Josh Magennis and Andy Taylor have injuries that whilst not serious, will likely keep them out tomorrow. That could mean a debut for deadline day signing Christian Doidge, with Jonathan Grounds playing at left-back. For the opposition, Josh Scowen is back from a knee injury, but Darnell Furlong and Sean Goss are crocked.

Opposition one to watch

Eberechi Eze – The young Nigerian wide man spent a chunk of last season on loan at Wycombe, as he helped them win promotion from League Two, and has since earned much more first-team football at Loftus Road. He’s quick but hopefully will spend more time being watched by Pawel Olkowski.

Stats and facts

Bolton haven’t beaten QPR since doing the double over them in the 2011-12 season, which proved vital in staying up ahead of Rang…oh no.

The last two meetings at our place have resulted in 1-1 draws.

Wanderers have failed to score in the first half of a home game in each of their last seven attempts, Adam Le Fondre’s goal against Villa in March was the last time it happened.

Match prediction

These are the matches we should be winning, 2-0 to Bolton.

Next fixtures

The start of a tough run, with away games to high-flying Middlesbrough and struggling Ipswich (although we always struggle there it seems.)

 

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