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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Chesterfield

A huge game for the Whites

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

Tomorrow we welcome relegation-threatened Chesterfield to the Reebok in what is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of recent memory.

With over 18,000 tickets sold, thanks to Wanderers' decision to make entry as affordable as possible with seats for a fiver, it's really going to be one for the ages.

Bolton of course go into the game in sparkling form, winning five from their last five. Our opponents however arrive in 23rd place with just eight wins all season. They last tasted victory back on 4th March, defeating Swindon Town by a goal to nil.

Their season has been one of toil and struggle, with former Wigan Athletic man Gary Caldwell arriving in mid-January to replace Danny Wilson's Magical Tour of Yorkshire-ish Football Clubs.

Caldwell has thus far failed to arrest their slide towards League Two, with cup runs ending in the first round (League Cup), second round (FA Cup) and third round (EFL Trophy).

They'll look back fondly on a 1-0 home win against the Whites back in December as a highlight of the season. That they have only won twice since points entirely to a season which they will hope to forget quickly.

Top scorer for Chesterfield is no.20, Kristian Dennis, with seven. Following behind him are Jay O'Shea (6), Ched Evans (prick) and the great Conor Wilkinson, who netted four times in twelve loan appearances earlier in the season.

Wanderers will have to replace the injured Ben Alnwick and Andrew Taylor, but will hope that Mark Beevers and Darren Pratley could make miraculous recoveries and join the squad.

So in closing, with games starting to run out, it's time for Wanderers fans new and old, superhardcoremegafan and casual attendee to come together and to give the lads the backing they need to get the win and to keep the pressure up on Sheffield United.