Probably one of the biggest matches of the season – the ‘Bolton` derby, Bolton vs Bury. Backed by 3,200 away fans it`s going to be a fascinating encounter captured by the Sky cameras.
The game was controversially moved to Monday night for live TV coverage leading to inconvenience for both sets of fans. But as per usual Bolton will be backed by their loyal supporters.
It`s sure to be a tasty match and hopefully Bolton come out on top!
“Bury are a force to be reckoned with. It`s a local derby and we want to win it for our supporters, who will again be there in large numbers. We have got to be ready to go there and stand up, like we did at Millwall, because winning football games is very tough. It takes an incredible effort from everybody.’
Parky in the Bolton News
Bury Team News:
Tom Walker, on loan from us, cannot play. Jacob Mellis has served a suspension, but Kean Bryan is still banned.
Leon Barnett could return from a knee injury, but Chris Brown, Craig Jones and Tom Pope are all crocked.
Player to watch: James Vaughan
With five goals in eight appearances, Vaughan is definitely Bury`s danger man. He previously has caused problems for Wanderers with Huddersfield. If Bury are going to score, it`s bound to come from this man.
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
Tom Thorpe is ruled out with a knee injury and is unlikely to play again due to his loan contract expiring in January. Max Clayton is back in full training and played 60 minutes and scored in a development side win.
Lewis Buxton is also making good progress and Darren Pratley is on course to return late in the year. Apart from Thorpe, there are no new injury concerns.
Player to watch: Mark Beevers
Beevers and David Wheater have looked formidable at the back and long may that continue. They will need to be on top form to keep James Vaughan quiet.
Match Facts & Stats
It`s been 17 years since Wanderers have faced Bury in the league. The most recent meeting in all competitions ended in a 3-2 extra time win for Wanderers in the Capital One Cup first round in 2014.
1929 was the last time Wanderers beat Bury at Gigg Lane.
Wanderers go in search of a fifth consecutive clean sheet on Monday at Bury. They haven’t done that since October 2005 under Sam Allardyce
A 3-1 win for Bolton
Port Vale at home next week in the league, followed by Grimsby at home in the FA Cup first round.