Town will be hoping to build on Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy shootout success over Oxford United when they welcome Bolton Wanderers to The County Ground on Saturday (1pm Kick-Off).
The Reds beat their local rivals 3-1 on spot-kicks after being held to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes at SN1 in midweek, with young goalkeeper Will Henry emerging as the hero after keeping out three penalties.
Bolton were also on the winning side in the Checkatrade Trophy having beat Blackpool 1-0 thanks to a Sammy Ameobi effort.
However, both teams will be looking for a return to winning ways in the league with Town having lost and drawn their last two outings on the domestic front whilst the Trotters haven’t enjoyed a victory in the league since August.
Town and Bolton haven’t faced each other since October 1999 when efforts from second-half substitutes Bob Taylor and Bo Hansen secured the three points for the home side at the Macron Stadium (then named the Reebok Stadium).
The Robins were also on the losing side when they last entertained Wanderers at SN1, going down to a 4-0 defeat thanks to goals from Neil Cox, Robbie Elliott, Ricardo Gardner and Dean Holdsworth.
time the two sides have met in all competitions, with Bolton just edging the head-to-head record with ten wins to Town’s eight.thTomorrow’s game will only be the 25
FULL RECORD V BOLTON WANDERERS:
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FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):
BOLTON WANDERERS –DLDLLW
TOWN –Jon Obika/Michael Doughty (2)
BOLTON WANDERERS –Gary Madine (3)
TOWN –Luke Williams will continue to be without Brad Barry (hamstring) and Lloyd Jones (hip) for tomorrow’s game, although the pair are both nearing a return to full fitness.
Michael Doughty has suffered a complication in his recovery from surgery and continues to be sidelined, while Jordan Young, Jordan Stewart and Jamie Sendles-White are also unavailable through injury.
However, other than the above, Town have no fresh injury concerns going into tomorrow’s game against the Trotters.
BOLTON WANDERERS –Phil Parkinson has an almost fully fit squad but could be without winger Chris Taylor who is suffering with a virus.
Experienced defender Dean Moxey is also struggling with a groin problem and could miss out tomorrow.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:
Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach:“I don’t think it is a good time to play them because they will be working hard to put it right and you don’t want to be the team that come along and they get their act together.
“They are a very well equipped team and there are probably a few things that they may need to work on and at some point they will be hoping the penny drops in a similar way to us.
“They are very capable of doing many things and certainly one of those things is beating you up, but I’ve seen some video of them and they are also very capable of moving the ball about as well.
“It is going to be a tough game.”
Phil Parkinson, Bolton Wanderers Manager:“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a player or a manager, there will be moments in football where it just doesn’t go for you.
“It’s important to have perspective. It’s a long season and if we can stick together then we do have the squad to be at the right end of this division. It’s good to have got that win under our belts.
“We’ve still got a lot of work on to repair the damage.”
Referee –Neil Swarbrick
Assistants –Constantine Hatzidakis & Peter Kirkup
Official –th4John Busby
PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS:
Walter Bingley, Tom Duckworth, Mike Graham, Sam Ricketts, Mark Seagraves, Harold Stansfield, Colin Todd, Hasney Aljofree, Brian Borrows, Ashley Grimes, Jimmy Hogan, Andy Lonergan, Ricky Shakes, Danny Ward, Charlie Comyn-Platt, Tope Obadeyi.
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