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LOV’s Big Championship Preview Part 2 - Teams M-W

Nearly at the finish line chaps

Wigan Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

We continue our run-down of Bolton Wanderers’ opponents for this upcoming Championship season:


Manager Garry Monk

Stadium Riverside Stadium (34,742)

Finish Last Season 19th (Premier League)

Players In Tom Brewitt (Liverpool), Enes Mahmutovic (Fola Esch), Cyrus Christie (Derby County), Jonny Howson (Norwich City), Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse), George Miller (Bury), Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest), Darren Randolph and Ashley Fletcher (both West Ham).

Players Out Viktor Fischer (Mainz), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Victor Valdes (released), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona), James Husband (Norwich City), Cristhian Stuani (Girona).

Last Season Top Scorer Alvaro Negredo - 10.


Manager Neil Harris

Stadium The Den (20,146)

Finish Last Season 6th (League One Play Off Winners)

Players In Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon), James Meredith (Bradford City), George Saville & Jed Wallace (Wolves), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), Jake Cooper (Reading), Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

Players Out David Forde (Cambridge United), Joe Martin (Stevenage), Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

Last Season Top Scorer Steve Morison - 19.

Norwich City

Manager Daniel Farke

Stadium Carrow Road (27,244)

Finish Last Season 8th

Players In Mario Vrancic (Darmstadt), Marley Watkins (Barnsley), Christoph Zimmerman (Borussia Dortmund II), James Husband (Middlesbrough), Marcel Franke (Greuther Furth), Adam Phillips (Liverpool), Tristan Abrahams (Leyton Orient).

Players Out Sebastien Bassong (released), Ryan Bennett (Wolves), Kyle Lafferty (Hearts), Youssuff Mulumbu (released), Declan Rudd (Preston), John Ruddy (Wolves), Michael Turner (Southend United), Steven Whittaker (Hibs) Graham Dorrans (Rangers), Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough), Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United).

Last Season Top Scorer Cameron Jerome - 16.

Nottingham Forest

Manager Mark Warburton

Stadium The City Ground (30,445)

Finish Last Season 21st

Players In Jason Cummings (Hibs), Barry McKay (Rangers), Liam Bossin (free agent), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United), Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley), Andreas Bouchalakis (Olympiacos).

Players Out Matty Fryatt (released), Daniel Pinillos (Cordoba), Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough), Damien Perquis (released).

Last Season Top Scorer Britt Assombalonga - 14.

Preston North End

Manager Alex Neil

Stadium Deepdale (23,404)

Finish Last Season 11th

Players In Declan Rudd (Norwich City), Josh Harrop (Manchester United), Sean Maguire & Kevin O’Connor (Cork City), Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

Players Out Jermaine Beckford (Bury), Anders Lindegaard (released).

Last Season Top Scorer Jordan Hugill - 11.

Queens Park Rangers

Manager Ian Holloway

Stadium Loftus Road (18,439)

Finish Last Season 18th

Players In Charlie Owens (Tottenham Hotspur), Josh Scowen (Barnsley), Chay Tilt (West Bromwich Albion).

Players Out Michael Doughty (Peterborough United), Ben Gladwin (Blackburn Rovers), Karl Henry (released), Josh Bowler (Everton).

Last Season Top Scorer Idrissa Sylla - 10.


Manager Jaap Stam

Stadium Madejski Stadium (24,161)

Finish Last Season 3rd

Players In Pelle Clement (Ajax), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Wolves), Vito Mannone (Sunderland).

Players Out Jack Stacey (Luton), Niall Keown (Partick Thistle), Ali Al-Habsi (Al-Hilal), Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers), Paolo Hurtado (Guimaraes), Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Last Season Top Scorer Yann Kermogant - 18.

Sheffield United

Manager Chris Wilder

Stadium Bramall Lane (32.702)

Finish Last Season League One - 1st

Players In George Baldock (MK Dons), Ched Evans (Chesterfield), Enda Stevens (Portsmouth), Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United), Richard Stearman (Fulham), John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Players Out Graham Kelly (Port Vale), Marc McNulty (Coventry City), Jay O’Shea (Bury), Stefan Scougill (St. Johnstone).

Last Season Top Scorer Billy Sharp - 30.

Sheffield Wednesday

Manager Carlos Carvahal

Stadium Hillsborough (39,732)

Finish Last Season 4th

Players In George Boyd (Burnley).

Players Out Claude Dielna (New England Revolution), Urby Emanuelson (FC Utrecht), Darryl Lachman (Willem II), Vincent Sasso (Belenenses), Modou Sougou (released), Filipe Melo (Chaves).

Last Season Top Scorer Fernando Forestieri - 12.


Manager Simon Grayson

Stadium Stadium of Light (49,000)

Finish Last Season Premier League - 20th

Players In Aiden McGeady (Everton), James Vaughan (Bury), Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers).

Players Out Joleon Lescott, Sebastian Larsson & Jan Kirchoff (released), Will Buckley (Bolton Wanderers), Steven Pienaar (Bidvest Wits), Victor Anichebe (Beijing Enterprises), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Vito Mannone (Reading).

Last Season Top Scorer Jermain Defoe - 15.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Stadium Molyneux (31,700)

Finish Last Season 15th

Players In Ryan Bennett (Norwich City), Ruben Neves (FC Porto), Roderick Miranda (Rio Ave), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (Eintracht Braunschweig), Barry Douglas (Konyaspor), John Ruddy (Norwich City), Will Norris (Cambridge United), Pedro Goncalves (Valencia), Boubacar Hanne (Pacos de Ferreira).

Players Out George Saville & Jed Wallace (Millwall), James Henry & Mike Williamson (Oxford United), Silvio Manuel Pereira (released), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading).

Last Season Top Scorer Helder Costa - 12.