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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Northampton Town

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Another win please, lads

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

Phil Parkinson's in form Bolton Wanderers welcome another in form team, Northampton Town, to the Reebok tomorrow.

Wanderers have, of course, won two on the spin, 4-2 at Fleetwood Town and 4-0 at Gillingham.

Northampton too arrive in good nick, winning at home to Charlton Athletic and Port Vale, whilst travelling to AFC Wimbledon for another three points in between.

Managed by former Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh, who took over from Rob Page in January, they find themselves in 14th place with 14 wins and 17 losses from their 38 games thus far. Top scorer, with seven, is ex-Colchester United attacker John-Joe O'Toole.

There is a connection between the two clubs. Northampton can count no fewer than three former Bolton players in their ranks.

Keshi Anderson is the most recent acquisition, joining on loan from Crystal Palace immediately after terminating his deal with Bolton. He underwhelmed whilst at the Reebok, scoring on his debut and doing little else. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Northampton and hasn't scored in six games since.

Gregg Wylde is another. Don't laugh. The former Glasgow Rangers winger made little to no impact at Bolton under Owen Coyle, and left without fanfare or tears being shed. Since then he has rebuilt his career with St. Mirren and Plymouth Argyle, which is fair enough.

Finally, Matt Taylor. A divisive figure during the Gary Megson era, his face never quite seemed to fit, and his departure was mourned by precisely nobody whatsoever. A questionable work rate and a perceived problem with his attitude led to his failure to engage with fans.

No doubt all three will be cherishing their return to the Reebok, but let's hope that they struggle and show more of their Bolton form, rather than Northampton.

I have full faith that Bolton will continue our recent upsurge and win handsomely.

COYWM.