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Fleetwood Town v Bolton Wanderers: Match Preview

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Fleetwood Town v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

Phil Parkinson's Bolton Wanderers head to the seaside tomorrow in a crunch top-of-the-table promotion clash at Highbury.

Our first visit in the league (though not first overall), we arrive at the fixture in poorer form than our hosts, but perhaps instead with a steely determination to prove people wrong.

Managed by former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler, the home side will be looking to extend their own unbeaten run to 19 games which means they will beat Brighton's 18-match unbeaten streak from earlier in the year which stands as the best across the top five divisions this season.

Wanderers go into the game without captain Jay Spearing, who suffered minor knee damage in the home draw with AFC Wimbledon last week.

I would expect Parkinson to keep faith with the somewhat controversial 3-5-2 formation that he has favoured in the past few weeks.

The attacking nous of Andrew Taylor and Philip Morris could become crucial on the counterattack, as the defensive foursome of Mark Beevers, David Wheater, Tom Thorpe and Derik Osede look to shield the centre of the park.

Second in the league on 64 points, Fleetwood last suffered defeat in November and are unbeaten at home since a 4-1 humping from MK Dons in September.,

This is very tough fixture and the lads will have a real battle on their hands.

Grab a draw, or come away with a win, and they'll have us all dancing from the rafters.

Go and show us all what you're made of, we know you have it in you.