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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield Wednesday

The Whites are back at the Macron midweek to face Sheffield Wednesday

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sheffield Wednesday

Macron Stadium

Tuesday 15th September

KO: 20:00

Following their first win of the season, Bolton face Sheffield Wednesday at home. The Whites will be looking for two consecutive wins for the first time since December. They face a Sheffield Wednesday team in a bad run of form, having not won since the opening day of the season, despite spending £6 million in the summer transfer window.

Team News

Bolton Wanderers

Dorian Dervite will miss the game through ligament damage sustained in training, while Neil Danns will miss the game after being knocked unconscious in the win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Long term absentees Darren Pratley, Max Clayton and David Wheater remain on the sidelines, although the latter two both featured for the U21s yesterday.

Sheffield Wednesday

Last season's player of the season Keiren Westwood returns to training after sitting out the last five games through injury. However, young goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith will keep his place in the starting 11.

Form

Bolton Wanderers: DLLDDW

Sheffield Wednesday: WLDDLL

Stats

Bolton Wanderers

Top Goal Scorer: Zach Clough, Stephen Dobbie, Liam Feeney (1)

Most BookingsJay Spearing, Dorian Dervite (1 red)

Sheffield Wednesday

Top Goal Scorer: Modou Sougou, Atdhe Nuhiu, Marco Matias (2)

Most Bookings: Sam Hutchinson (4)

One to Watch

Barry Bannan - It'll be interesting to see how the former Wanderers loanee will do back at the Macron.

What's been said

Neil Lennon: 'We played really well against Wolves and could have arguably won by a bigger margin. We played with a zest and a vigour'.

'Psychologically, the weekend's win was huge. It will allow us to really push on now without that statistic on our backs'.

'Everyone can see what Gary Madine brings to the team. He helps to create a lot of chances and the goals will come for him'.

Carlos Carvalhal"We are outsiders. We have changed the philosophy and moved players but these things take time.

"I believe we will do better in the future and win more matches. Let's see in January what position we are to see what we can achieve at the end of the season."

Match Prediction

Bolton Wanderers 3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday