Date: 9th August 2019 at 6:08pm
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Bolton Wanderers play their first home game since Good Friday tomorrow when they host Coventry City.

As well as the usual takeover nonsense, the game has been overshadowed by the ticketing arrangements, with them only going on sale just before 11am today. The last update was that just over 7,000 tickets were sold, the lowest league attendance at the FReebok is about 10,000.

On the pitch, Josh Earl and Connor Hall won’t be available as both will be out for a while due to injuries. It will probably be a similar team to last weekend at Wycombe – we now know Jack Hobbs has signed on, but whether he will be allowed to play is another question.

We get to play a team tomorrow that haven’t had a great time of things recently either – Coventry started their season last week, playing their home games at Birmingham’s St Andrews, with only the main stand being open to Sky Blues supporters. At least they have a decent team for this league though, and beat Southend last Saturday. There probably will be a few chants aimed at the EFL as well.

The last time we hosted Coventry was in our previous third tier campaign – in November 2016 we hung on to beat them 1-0 after an early Zach Clough goal.

It’ll probably be another tough afternoon in terms of a result – I’ll go for a Coventry win by the odd goal. Hopefully, we’ll see a similar level of effort on the pitch as last week, and a similar level of support from the home stands as there was in the away end at Adams Park.

 

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