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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs QPR

Wanderers hope to make it back to back wins against QPR

Queens Park Rangers Unveil Ian Holloway As New Manager Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Following on from last weekend's 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton Wanderers return to action this Saturday against QPR.

Looking for their second win of the season, Wanderers come up against a Hoops side struggling for form. Winless in their last six, Ian Holloway's side will be hoping to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Wanderers side.

QPR are winless in their last thirteen away games, a run stretching back to February when they beat Birmingham at St Andrews. Let's hope that run continues. Failure to win could also mean Ian Holloway's tenure as Hoops boss comes to an end, despite the vote of confidence from Tony Fernandes on twitter.

Buoyed by the win last week (as well as the return of Sammy Ameobi and Josh Vela), Bolton will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins for the first time in nearly three years, which happened way back during Neil Lennon's initial successful start.

Wanderers haven't beaten QPR in over five years, the last win coming back in 2012 when both teams were still in the Premier League. Bolton won 2-1 that day thanks to a late winner from Ivan Klasnic and of course, that fantastic 'definitely didn't cross the line' save from Adam Bogdan.

Ivan Klasnic was going to be attending this weekend's game, but has just had a kidney transplant after thankfully finding a donor. Everyone at Lion of Vienna Suite wishes Klasnic all the best with his recovery.

Team News

It's inevitable that Phil Parkinson will go with the same team from last week, but if he does make any changes, Jem Karacan is available again after missing the game last week because of a family bereavement. Aaron Wilbraham is also available after returning from injury.

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha remains their only long term absentee. Former Wanderers player Alex Baptiste is expected to start upon his return to the Macron.

If you want to trust his cousin Clinton, Wanderers are due to win comfortably. Alternatively, you can get odds of 2/1 from Sky Bet for a Wanderers win. 13/10 for a QPR win and 12/5 for a draw.

Personally, I'm going to go for a 1-0 win. Hopefully, we don't have to go through another end to a game as nervy as last week. If you don't have a ticket, get one and come and support the Whites.