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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Burton Albion

All you need to know about Tuesday night's visitors.

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Bolton Wanderers vs Burton Albion

Macron Stadium

Tuesday 11th August

KO: 20:00

Bolton Wanderers first venture into the Capital One Cup this season will see them face League One side Burton Albion. The game will be the first time the two club's have ever played each other. The Whites will look to build on an impressive performance against Derby County at the weekend, whilst the Brewers will be full of confidence after a win against Scunthorpe in their first ever League One outing.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Derik Osede (ankle), Max Clayton (knee) and David Wheater (calf) remain injured, while Darren Pratley will be assessed this week after picking up an ankle ligament strain against Derby. Jay Spearing will miss the game through suspension, after picking up two yellow cards at the weekend. Tom Walker should return, after an injury in pre-season against Oldham Athletic.

Burton Albion

Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is available again for Burton having missed Saturday's opener due to suspension. Wolves on-loan winger Zeli Ismail is a doubt with a knee injury and it remains to be seen whether he will travel. Right back Kelvin Maynard is the only long term absentee for the Brewers, out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.


Bolton Wanderers: D

Burton Albion: W


Bolton Wanderers

Top Goal Scorer: N/A

Assists: N/A

Most Bookings: Jay Spearing (2)

Burton Albion

Top Goal Scorer: Stuart Beavon, Lucas Akins (1)

Assists: N/A

Most Bookings: Tom Naylor (1)

Match Odds

Bolton 3/4

Draw 13/5

Burton Albion 10/3

One to watch

Stuart Beavon - the experienced forward will look to cause problems for the Whites defence.

What's been said

Neil Lennon on Burton: 'We won't treat the game any differently. We're facing dangerous opposition in Burton. Jimmy has done a fantastic job.'

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, after the win against Scunthorpe: 'We are still a work in progress. We are still working hard to get better, and we're going to get better, but we have made a very good start.'


Bolton have both scored and conceded in their last seven matches in the League Cup, while Burton Albion have scored in all but one of their 11 previous League Cup matches.

So I reckon Bolton Wanderers 3 - Burton Albion 1.