On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Burnden Disaster, Bolton will remember and reflect ahead of tonight’s game with Ipswich.
Wanderers were once again given a reprieve in the High Court yesterday, but on the pitch, there is seemingly no way back, with a nightmare set of results on Saturday leaving us 10 points adrift of safety and back on the bottom of the table.
Meanwhile, Ipswich arrive at the Macron with their playoff hopes well amd truly intact, one point iff sixth with a game in hand.
Vital Quotes: The Managers
‘We likely need to win six or seven of our remaining games.’
Neil Lennon, to the official site on Saturday. Given we’ve only won four in seven months, optimistic of you Neil.
“They are a decent side though, with good players. They showed that at our place, even though we beat them.’
Mick McCarthy, bringing his brand of deadpan humour to the Ipswich official site.
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
Nothing should be too much different. Emile Heskey did his hip in the warmup against Leeds, so is the only new doubt.
Player to watch: Kaiyne Woolery
Woolery came off the bench on Saturday to score and provided spark up front which nobody else provided. There will be a clamour from some quarters to start tonight.
Ipswich Town Team News:
Daryl Murphy and Cole Skuse’s involvement are up in the air as they bid to return from injuries. David McGoldrick, Teddy Bishop, and former Trotter Giles Coke won’t be involved.
Player to watch: Ben Pringle
Pursued by Bolton in the summer but ending up at Fulham, Pringle popped ip at Portmman Road in a recent loan move, and the midfielder has settled quickly, scoring two goals in two games. Hopefully his finishing won’t be as crisp tonight.
Match Facts & Stats
Bolton have yet tp beat the Tractor Boys since dropping back down to the Championship in 2012.
In fact the last league win was in 2002 when Fredi Bobic’s hat trick dealt a huge blow to Ipswich’s chances of remaining in the top flight
Ipswich’s last eight league wins have all been by the odd goal
All I know is that it isn’t Barry Knight. Phew
Everybody feels like a bogey team at the moment, but with Ipswich more so. A tight affair, but one Bolton will probably end up on the wrong end of. 0-1
Bolton have a Lancashire derby against Preston on Saturday. Again, our opponents, like Leeds, travel to Cardiff after playing us.