After a whole two games without winning Bolton aim to get three points tomorrow when they face fellow relegated-last-season team MK Dons at the Macron.
Fresh from bagging the Manager of the Month award, Phil Parkinson will be aiming to not invoke the curse that apparently follows.
MK have started slowly, and lost 3-1 at Northampton last Sunday,
‘MK Dons will have been disappointed not to stay up last year. They’ve been strong at this level for a number of years. They’ve got some dangerous players but so are we. We’ll make sure we’re aware of their strengths, but also their weaknesses.’
The Manager of the Month.
“They have some of the best players in the league and they have players who have the freedom to rotate within the system, which causes problems. It`s going to be a very difficult game – we know that – but, that being said, I don`t think there are easy games anywhere, especially at this stage of the season.”
Karl Robinson, who probably loves himself
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
There could be a few changes in the offing. Gary Madine has a groin problem which could mean he is out for a few weeks. Zach Clough is getting better but unlikely to be involved. Liam Trotter is also a doubt.
Player to watch: Keshi Anderson
After his debut last week, lots more will be expected of Anderson, who could easily have gone to Stadium MK on deadline day. In any case, it’ll be their backline he’ll be looking to worry.
MK Dons Team News:
Chuks Aneke and Scott Wootton are both missing for the franchise.
Player to watch: Kieran Agard
Scored a couple of goals before getting injured, but made it through last week’s defeat without any further problems. Should be watched.
Match Facts & Stats
We’ve played MK Dons twice, with one win apiece
The last time we played, we won 3-1 in January, when Shola Ameobi sealed victory and some genuinely thought we could stay up
Milton Keynes has no soul
Bolton to get back on the winning trail. 2-1
Away to Walsall next week, and then what is already looking like a big game against Bradford