Date: 12th August 2016 at 10:31pm
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Overground, underground. Actually, I’ve lived in London for nearly three years and have used the Overground twice. It’s just irrelevant.

Anyway, I had to have a Wombles reference in the preview, and it is indeed off to Wimbledon for our first third tier away day since that night at Hull in 1993.

Hopefully we can get the away win monkey off our back as soon as possible. This is Wimbledon’s first home game in the third tier since their club was stolen from them, and they will be welcoming a sell out away support.

Vital Quotes

‘I’ve been to Wimbledon before and it’s a tight and compact ground. We have to be prepared for a battle down there.’

Phil Parkinson. I’ve also been to Wimbledon. They have a shopping centre called Centre Court, because tennis.

AFC Wimbledon Team News:

Barry Fuller should play despite a badly bruised foot. Jon Meades is definitely out with an ankle problem. George Francomb is training again but he won’t play.

Player to watch: Chris Whelpdale

Not necessarily for ‘footballing reasons.’ I actually just want to remind you that Whelpdale once split his scrotum playing for Gillingham in 2011. It’s pretty sickening just seeing those words.

Bolton Wanderers Team News:

Darren Pratley does have ligament damage after all and it looks like 14 weeks out. I reckon Zach Clough, who is fit again, will come back in. Otherwise it should be as last Saturday. Probably.

One person who won’t be featuring is Alex Finney who left the club by mutual consent today.

Player to watch: Zach Clough

A big season for the little man. He didn’t kick on last season as we hoped. If he doesn’t perform well in League One, his promise is just going to meander into just that.

Match Facts & Stats

Wimbledon have lost both their games so far this season.

At kick off, Bolton will be 495 days without an away win.

Our last league visit to Wimbledon was in December 2000. We won 1-0 in the second tier.

Match Prediction:

We’ll edge a win. Go on, I’ll be confident! 2-1 Wanderers

Next Fixtures:

Away to Bristol Rovers on Wednesday, then a home game against Fleetwood next Saturday. Yes, we’re in League One now

 

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