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Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Rotherham United

After Saturday’s truly enthralling encounter, Dougie Freedman’s band of merry men prepare for another ‘edge of your seat’ tie at their coliseum Macron Stadium.

Matthew Lewis

After a goalless draw in the weekend’s fixture with Sheffield Wednesday, the fearless Bolton Wanderers will be looking to notch their first win of the season against newly promoted Rotherham United.

With the loan window now open, Dougie Freedman has continued to act decisively, bringing experienced goalkeeper Paddy Kenny with Adam Bogdan’s injury proving to be a real issue. This represents a real coup for Freedman as he has managed to acquire someone that isn’t from Crystal Palace or Cardiff. Well done Dougie, have a beer on me.

In the balance of fairness, we have also signed promising striker Max Clayton, beating a host of other clubs for the target man’s signature. Although it remains to be seen what sort of role Clayton has at The Macron, this is a positive piece of business for the club, although perhaps not for Tom Eaves or Connor Wilkinson.

As for our South Yorkshire opponents, they are coming off the back of an impressive draw away at the much-fancied AFC Bournemouth so their spirits are going to be high to follow that up with scalp of our mighty Bolton Wanderers. The Millers are really up for the campaign after signing no fewer than 17 players to give themselves the best possible chance of consolidation in England’s Second Tier.

Here’s some Stats

Head to Head

Bolton 6 Draw 13 Rotherham 15

Top Scorers

Bolton: Craig Davies 2

Rotherham: Ben Pringle 1

Most Handsome

Bolton: Stuart Holden

Rotherham: Kári Árnason

Yellow Cards

Bolton: Darren Pratley

Rotherham: Craig Morgan

Bolton quite simply need a win.