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Preview: Wolves v Bolton

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This is a tough one. Tomorrow we travel those dirty, fake Wanderers, but it`s hard to deny they are doing well. Wolves are top of the Championship, and just a couple of days ago they thrashed Leeds 4-1 to extend their advantage. We were left licking our wounds on Tuesday after criminally losing that two-goal lead against Reading. Surely now, we face the greatest threat to our unbeaten run

Vital Quotes:

“Yes, there are aspects where we can improve, but equally there are lots of things I am pleased about and we can take to Wolves. There were certainly times when we tried to cross the ball from too deep and we should have put a few more passes together, and switch the play.”

Phil Parkinson in the Bolton News.

“It was just a wee push.”


Wolves Team News:

I`ve nicked the predicted team of the local paper`s website down there: John Ruddy should be in goal; Bennett, Conor Coady, and Willy Boly should line up in a back three; Matt Doherty, Romain Saiss, Ruben Neves and Barry Douglas in front of them; while Ivan Cavaleiro, Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota make for a dangerous front three.

Player to watch: Barry Douglas

The Scottish left-wing back has certainly spread his wings in recent years. Having played for Queen`s Park and Dundee United, he has then had spells in Poland and Turkey before coming to England this summer. He has a wicked delivery of crosses and set-pieces and has a couple goals, one a lovely free-kick against Leeds on Wednesday.

Bolton Wanderers Team News:

Mark Beevers will be once again available after serving a suspension. Otherwise team news is likely as you were.

Player to watch: Mark Little

It`s likely to be a difficult day for everyone in the back four, Little though will likely have Barry Douglas and Diogo Jota to watch on his side of the park. He`s also going back to where it all began for him, Little made his professional debut for Wolves just over a decade ago.

Match Facts & Stats

This is our first trip to Wolves since February 2016, now-former Bolton players Joe Mason and James Henry put them 2-0 up, before Stephen Dobbie and Wellington Silva levelled for us in the last ten minutes.

Our last win at Wolves was in March 2012, when Martin Petrov (from the spot), Marcos Alonso and Kevin Davies scored in a 3-2 Premier League win. Since then we`ve drawn two and lost one at Molineux.

Wolves have won their last four games since losing at QPR, we are unbeaten in seven games but only two of those have been victories.

The 1995 playoff semi-final.

Match Prediction:

I`d love a win and at some point, we have to have an away win which comes out of nowhere. But there is no logical reason I can think of why we can win tomorrow. Wolves are a good side who are in excellent home form. 1-0 to them.

Next Fixtures:

A big home game next Saturday against Barnsley, before a trip to Nottingham Forest the week after.

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