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PREVIEW: BOLTON WANDERERS V TOWN

13 January 2017

Town will be hoping to make it three games unbeaten in the Sky Bet League One when they make the trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


It has been an unbeaten start to the New Year for the Reds who opened 2017 with two successive draws at The County Ground against Southend United and Shrewsbury Town respectively.


Bolton, meanwhile, are currently on a good run of form and held Premier League side Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup at the Macron Stadium last weekend.


The Trotters ran out narrow winners the last time these two sides met with a late Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill goal denying Town a point at SN1 in October 2016.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Bolton have only locked horns on 26 occasions in all competitions and the Trotters are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 11 victories to their name, compared to the Reds’ 8.


FULL RECORD V BOLTON WANDERERS:


P26 W8 D7 L11 F36 A51


TICKET NEWS:


, although advanced ticket sales will stop at 5pm this evening.www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontownTown fans can still purchase tickets for tomorrow’s game in person at the STFC Store or online at


However, tickets will be on sale on the day at the Macron Stadium.


Here’s a reminder of ticket prices for the game:


£15Adult -

£7Over 65 -

£7Under 23 -

£7Under 18 -

Age Related PriceDisabled - 

FOCHelper - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


BOLTON WANDERERS - WLWWDD


TOWN - LDLLDD


TOP SCORERS:


BOLTON WANDERERS - Zach Clough (8)


TOWN - Luke Norris (4)


TEAM NEWS:


BOLTON WANDERERS - The Trotters could be forced into making a couple of changes against Town with James Henry (thigh) and Josh Vela (illness) both struggling for full fitness.


However, Club Captain Darren Pratley is in contention for the game after making a full recovery from a fractured ankle.


TOWN - Head Coach Luke Williams has plenty of options at his disposal after seeing four new faces arrive at SN1 over the past few days.


Ben Gladwin, back for a third spell with the Robins, has been joined by the Chelsea trio of Charlie Colkett, Fankaty Dabo and Islam Feruz and all four are expected to be involved against Bolton in some capacity.


James Brophy is suspended for the trip to the Macron after picking up two bookings against Shrewsbury Town last time out, while both Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Ellis Iandolo will miss out through injury.


Captain Nathan Thompson will undergo a late fitness test and Yaser Kasim will be in contention after coming through training with flying colours this week.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Phil Parkinson, Bolton Wanderers Manager: “This is a very different Swindon team now – they have signed four players, three of them from Chelsea.


“We have got to be ready for a real tussle.


“We need a real full-blooded performance.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “We are excited about every game and we are positive because we know things can change in football very quickly.


“We’re ambitious and we’re working hard so the boys won’t need any extra motivation for this game because it is a good stadium and they are a big team who have been at the very top in recent history.


“Everyone will be pumped for this one.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Mark Heywood


Assistants - Peter Gooch & Duncan Street


Fourth Official - Matthew Dicicco


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Charlie Comyn-Platt, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Tope Obadeyi, Andy Todd, Hasney Aljofree, Sam Ricketts, Giles Coke, Andy Lonergan, Ricky Shakes, Danny Ward.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


Snapchat and Instagram accounts.Facebook,(@Official_STFC),Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action at the Macron Stadium across our Twitter


in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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