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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers hope to take one step closer to promotion at Scunthorpe

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Unbeaten in nine games, Bolton Wanderers head to promotion chasers Scunthorpe United looking to take one step closer to promotion.

Wanderers will go to Glanford Park full of confidence, after getting their fifth away win in a row at Southend on Tuesday night. Also, Wanderers are facing a Scunthorpe side at the best time.

The Irons have only won twice since early February. Once it looked as if Scunthorpe would pip Bolton to automatic promotion, now it isn't even likely that Scunthorpe will make the Play-Offs.

Now fifth in the league, Graham Alexander's team are under immense pressure to consolidate a Play-off place.

Team News

Wanderers will be without Big Gary Madine, who departed Roots Hall at half time with a shoulder injury. We may not see Madine again for the rest of the season, there's no doubt he'll be a big miss. Madine's absence hands a big chance to Max Clayton.

Andrew Taylor is still recovering from an injury, so this weekend might be too soon for him.

For Scunthorpe, Harry Toffolo joins Scott Wiseman, Jordan Clarke, Kevin van Veen and Sam Mantom on the sidelines.

Defender Charlie Goode will miss the rest of the season after he suffered knee ligament damage against Bradford City.

Congratulations are also in order for Filipe Morais and Phil Parkinson after picking up the player and manager of the month awards for March. Outstanding achievement and fully deserved. Let's hope the 'curse' doesn't strike.

Match Prediction

Backed by a sell out Wanderers crowd, I'm gonna go for a 2-1 win. I've got faith the Whites can keep this fantastic run of form going.