After three wins on the bounce in all competitions, Wanderers now travel down to the Den tonight to take on Millwall.
The Lions were predicted by many, including myself, to be right up there with us, but a bright start has seen them fade away and they are currently 17th in the table.
“I`m looking forward to this test. I`ve seen teams go to Millwall in the wrong frame of mind and be two or three-nil down after 30 minutes. The place can very quickly get on top of you.
“It`s a mental test at The Den. I`m sure we can stand up to it but going down there on a cold Tuesday night will tell me a lot.’
Phil Parkinson, being a bit soft. Wear a jumper and you’ll be fine.
Millwall Team News:
Can’t find any! Onr talking point from their game at the weekend was Gregg Wylde’s omission. Yep, he’s still alive. Shaun Hutchinson has been injured for most of the season, so he is unlikely to feature.
Player to watch: Steve Morison
A few dry seasons for him, but the Welsh striker has been in decent form so far this season, with five goals from 12 games.
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
With Tom Thorpe not competely fit, Bolton could give Derik a start in midfield.
Not sure if there are any other fresh injury doubts or returnees.
Player to watch: Mark Beevers
A few ex-Millwall players will feature for Wanderers tonight. Beevers joined from Milwall in the summer and has been a loss to them. Hpefully he’ll go and help us keep a clean sheet tonight.
Match Facts & Stats
Bolton have lost just one of their last five games at the Den. That was the defeat in October 2012 after which Owen Coyle was sacked.
The last meeting at the Den was in december 2014. Darren Pratley scored in a 1-0 victory.
Bolton are unbeaten in two games played in London this season, beating Wimbledon and held to a draw by Charlton.
I’ll go for a draw. 1-1
The derby game against Bury on Monday night, then a home game with Port Vale a week on Saturday.