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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Proper football is back!

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Bolton Wanderers vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Macron Stadium

Saturday 12th September

KO: 15:00

Following last weekend's friendly win over Motherwell, Championship football is back. Still looking for the first competitive win of the season, Bolton face a Wolves side firmly in mid table. Saturday's match also marks the return of former Whites strikers Adam Le Fondre and Benik Afobe.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Dorian Dervite will miss the match through suspension, so Derik Osede should make his first start of the season. Max Clayton, David Wheater and Darren Pratley remain sidelined through injury. Francesco Pisano lacks match fitness.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Adam Le Fondre is likely to start, following the loss of Nouha Dicko, who picked up an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Charlton and is unlikely to play again this season.


In all competitions -

Bolton Wanderers: DLLLDD

Wolverhampton Wanderers: WWDLLWW


Bolton Wanderers

Top Goal Scorer: Stephen Dobbie (1)

Most Bookings: Jay Spearing, Dorian Dervite (1 red)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Top Goal Scorer: Benik Afobe (3)

Most Bookings: Conor Coady (3)

One to Watch

Adam Le Fondre - Will get a good reception after 8 goals in 17 games for Bolton last season. Will more than likely score as well.

What's been said

Neil Lennon - 'We will have to match Wolves physically - they have got quality strikers too, but we offer threats of our own.'

'We don't deserve to be in the position that we're in with the performances we've given so far. That's football though.'

Adam Le Fondre"I can’t thank Bolton and Neil Lennon enough for the opportunity they gave me, but there can be no mixed feelings on Saturday.

"I will be going back and giving my all to try and get a result for Wolves.

"I want to score in any game, whoever I am playing against and while I am looking forward to going to the Macron again, it is about trying to score and help Wolves to the three points."

Match Prediction

Bolton Wanderers 2 - 1 Wolves