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Judgement Day - Bolton Wanderers v Peterborough United: LIVE

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Live updates as Wanderers chase the single point they need to secure promotion back to The Championship

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A big game for Wanderers today, needing just one point to get promoted back to The Championship at the first attempt
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Wigan have been relegated, Blackburn are close to following them, and Zach Clough could feasibly follow them. So now it's up to Bolton Wanderers to ensure we are in our rightful place above the lot of them by securing our immediate promotion back to The Championship.

Wanderers welcome mid-table Peterborough United to the Macron Stadium at midday, needing just one point to clinch promotion. And on paper, we couldn't have wished for a better opponent. We are unbeaten against The Posh in their five visits to Bolton, but there is a warning bell ringing due to Peterborough winning the reverse fixture 1-0 back in November.

Only Fleetwood Town can now catch Bolton, but they must beat safety chasing Port Vale - who are just one point behind Gillingham and two points behind Bury - at home to stand a chance of catching us.

Here are today's starting lineups, we'll keep you updated on all the action from the Macron in the Comments section below. Let us know your final day thoughts, and your predictions for the lunchtime kick-off!

Phil Parkinson sticks with the same eleven that defeated Port Vale last time out, with Gary Madine starting up front and Jem Karacan retaining his starting place in midfield.

Peterborough seem to be lining up in a 4-4-2, but don't have a recognised right-back and start with 17-year-old left-back Lewis Freestone, who's only played two games for the club, up against Filipe 'The Postman' Morais.

Also their left winger Marcus Maddison has this interesting description on Wikipedia... "He is the current top assist-maker in England for the 2016-17 season, and has drawn several comparisons to Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil. Pundit Gary Lineker has been very outspoken on his "wand of a left foot", and Diego Maradona himself has labeled him as the heir to his throne."

Bolton Wanderers (3-4-1-2): Mark Howard; Dorian Dervite, David Wheater, Mark Beevers; Filipe Morais, Jay Spearing, Jem Karacan, Andrew Taylor; Josh Vela; Gary Madine, Adam Le Fondre.

Substitutes: Chris Long, James Henry, Darren Pratley, Derik Osede, Dean Moxey, Jake Turner, Conor Wilkinson.

Peterborough United (4-4-2): Luke McGee; Callum Chettle, Jack Baldwin, Andrew Hughes, Lewis Freestone; Leo Da Silva Lopes, Michael Bostwick, Chris Forrester, Marcus Maddison; Craig Mackail-Smith, Tom Nicholls.

Substitutes: Mark Tyler, Michael Smith, Ryan Tafazolli, Gwion Edwards, Bradden Inman, Junior Morais, Andrea Borg.