Bolton’s game at home to Southend has been brought forward a few days.
The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday 1st December – but has now been brought forward to Saturday 28th November, with the traditional kick-off time of 3pm.
This is FA Cup second round weekend, and with both teams already out of the competition, and on an otherwise free weekend, the teams have brought the game forward. It also saves Southend making the long trip back on a Tuesday night, and also both sides to have a whole week either side of the fixture, which is a rare treat in such a compressed season.
Also, between two teams who have been poor this season (if you think we’ve had a bad season, Southend are winless in the league, lost to non-league opposition in the FA Cup, and lost 6-1 to Colchester in the EFL Trophy in midweek), it’s probably not a bad think to get what might be a hilariously bad game out of the way as soon as possible. We might even win.
Wanderers won last season’s meeting 3-2 at the UniBol. The game at Roots Hall was never played as it was scheduled for the weekend after football was suspended to the pandemic.