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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Swindon Town

Another home game for the Whites

Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

Hot on the heels of last weekend's fascinating FA Cup tie with Premier League Crystal Palace, it's time for the return of league action to the Reebok as Bolton Wanderers welcome Swindon Town in what is bound to be another exciting match.

With the opposition being led by Tactics Tim amidst their fifth successive season at League One level, the club are in desperate need of a win.

Lying in 19th position, Swindon have won just once away from home all season - losing seven. They began the season with a huge overhaul of the playing squad, with major signings being Sean Murray from Watford, goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux from Liverpool and Nathan Delfouneso from Blackburn Rovers.

Top scorer Nicky Ajose to Charlton Athletic remains the most troubling departure and probably helps to explain their poor form this season.

Manager Luke Williams is in his first season in charge, which probably explains why the hapless form of Tim Sherwood was drafted in to help. Ostensibly a Director of Football, Tactics Tim instead flits around the sidelines like a spare dick, being neither one thing nor the other. Truly a pathetic individual.

Swindon have, this week, reinforced their squad with three loanees from Chelsea, and the return of Ben Gladwin, who was sold to Queens Park Rangers in 2015. The Chelsea loanees are one-time Bolton target Islam Feruz, right back Fankaty Dabo and central midfielder Charlie Colkett. Time will tell if they can bond and help to improve Swindon's lot.

Bolton arrive backed by nine consecutive home wins, and will be expecting to make it ten. With Josh Vela and James Henry reportedly unavailable, Max Clayton, Chris Taylor and Darren Pratley will surely battle it out be chosen to replace the duo.

It should be a good game, let's hope we can do the business.