Bolton Match Zone

Evatt Welcomes Former Club As Bolton Eye Move Into Top Seven


Bolton will hope to continue their recent fine form tomorrow, and for the manager, it’s a match of personal significance, as Barrow visit the UniBol.

We now just sit two points off the playoffs, with the chance of being in the top seven come tomorrow evening, and a feeling that everything is just coming together.

IAN EVATT | Manager ahead of Barrow home fixture – YouTube

Team news

We should have a full squad available to us, except for the obvious long term casualties. Harry Brockbank is available once again, while Kieran Lee could come back in after he was rested altogether for Tuesday’s win over Scunthorpe.


This is our first ever league match at home to Barrow, but we did play them in the FA Cup third round in 1991, running out 1-0 winners at Burnden Park that day. Earlier this season, we drew 3-3 in our first league meeting.

The opposition

It hasn’t been the easiest first season back in the EFL for Barrow. Having to replace Evatt, David Dunn didn’t last long, and his replacement, Michael Jolley, departed recently after the club weren’t convinced he had the same ideas as them as how the side should play. Barrow are second bottom, one point from safety, and will be led by Rob Kelly tomorrow, and until the end of the season. Kelly has picked up half of Barrow’s league wins this season, so him being in charge might work in their favour. Ex-Wanderers Yoan Zouma and Chris Taylor both joined the club this season.


Barrow might give us a game and if they’ve any backbone about themselves, they’ll come here fighting for their lives, but if we are to put a serious play-off push together, it’s a game we need to be winning. 2-1 home win.

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