The off-field situation that is exacerbating the dreadful on-field performances has this week led Wanderers fans to rally round and get as many people as possible to the Macron this afternoon. Some of us terrible fans that aren't going up to Bolton - frankly, a 460-mile round trip didn't appeal today - can also play our part in supporting the side, and it'd be great to have all your thoughts on the club's situation.
Fans at the game may be cheered somewhat by news this morning that a potential takeover may be nearing completion, with reports that it could be completed next week.
And if you're on the lookout for further positivity then the visit of Cardiff gives you exactly that. Today's visitors haven't avoided defeat in the league at Bolton in 42 years, with Wanderers beating the Bluebirds the last 11 times they've made the trip north.
Wanderers scored six goals against Cardiff last season, beating them 3-0 at home in November and away in March - which still remains our last away victory. Cardiff have also failed to score in five of their last seven league matches at Bolton, but did beat us 1-0 in an FA Cup third round tie at the Macron in January 2014.
Wanderers seem to be starting today's game in a 4-4-2 formation, with both Gary Madine and Shola Ameobi starting. Jose Manuel Casado is likely to be pushed forward, with Dean Moxey returning from injury at left-back. Mark Davies is suspended, while Max Clayton is out injured following the Brentford match on Monday.
Cardiff also look to be playing 4-4-2, with Tony Watt and Kenwyne Jones up front, and the dangerous Craig Noone and Anthony Pilkington on the flanks. Former Bolton loanee Joe Mason starts on the bench, alongside set piece expert Peter Whittingham.
Today's starting lineups are below. You can follow all the action from the Macron and let us know your thoughts on all things Wanderers in the Comments section below.
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Substitutes: Paul Rachubka, Prince, Jay Spearing, Emile Heskey, Stephen Dobbie, Filip Twardzik, Rob Holding
Substitutes: Simon Moore, Fabio, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Peter Whittingham, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Sammy Ameobi, Joe Mason