It’s been a good few days for Bolton sport. Jason Kenny has as many Olympic gold medals as Brazil. We’ve won our first two games in League One, and if we win tonight, we’ll be top of League One.
But it would wise to be cautious. Our wins have come against opposition who have started their seasons slowly. Bristol Rovers however, have three points and knocked Cardiff out of the EFL Cup to earn a tie at Chelsea. This will be a tricky one.
“We need to recognise that Bristol Rovers have had a lot of success recently. I went down there myself on Sunday and as you`d expect after a couple of promotions, the crowd were bang at it, right behind them.”
Bristol Rovers Team News:
I’m not too clued up on Bristol Rovers, but research tells me to expect a back three in a 5-3-2/3-5-2 system. Chris Lines and Matty Taylor (not that one) should both feature.
Player to watch: Matty Taylor
Basically, the man scores goals. He joined Rovers two years ago and averages a goal every two games. Last season he scored 27, making him the too scorer in all of the Football League. If he keeps on going he won’t be at Rovers that long
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
Expect the return of Max Clayton in some capacity, while Zach Clough could be an option to start, having come on at the weekend.
Player to watch: David Wheater
He has been a rock so far at the back, and he’ll have to be on top form with someone as dangerous as Taylor sniffing around.
Match Facts & Stats
This is our first trip to the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers have not lost at home since December
Bolton are aiming to win their first league games of the season, nit achieved since 2001
A 1-1 draw. A very tough fixture but we’ve been largely resilient so far
A first meeting with Fleetwood at the Macron on Saturday, then away to Charlton a week later