A game that would be good with a crowd, but at the University of Bolton Stadium no crowds there still shall be.
Tier 3 still, and therefore Bolton v Tranmere will be played without fans in attendance. Both teams had a decent run through November, but we then also suffered back to back defeats. We had the chance to redeem ourselves on Tuesday, which we took in dramatic fashion at Cheltenham, while Tranmere have had a break after their midweek opposition got coronaed. Can we make it back to back wins and get closer to the play-off spots?
Harry Brockbank could return to the squad this weekend. Peter Kioso and Arthur Gnahoua are still sidelined with their shoulder problems, while Andrew Tutte will need another week, but we all sort of knew that. Liam Gordon went back to former club Dagenham and Redbridge on loan yesterday. The usual long-termers are obviously still all out too.
Tranmere was the last game we won in front of a home crowd – a 2-0 win back in February thanks to Dennis Politic and Chris O’Grady. Arguably that result helped send them down on the points per game which so hilariously works them up too.
Tranmere sit just a point behind us, having had a poor start, then having recovered somewhat under caretaker bosses, decided to appoint our recent boss Keith Hill, who has since lost two out of his three matches in charge. There are quite a few familiar faces in the squad, Jay Spearing, Kaiyne Woolery and Liam Feeney are all at Prenton Park these days.
Same as last time we played them. Bolton 2-0 Tranmere.