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Bolton make the long to Ipswich in search of that elusive first win of the season

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Craig Noone comes back into the Bolton side today - can he make the difference for us?
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Bolton Wanderers make the long trip to Ipswich Town this afternoon, desperately searching a first league win of the season and a first away Championship victory in 29 attempts.

More concerning is the lack of goals, having not found the net in their last three games and only scoring once from open play all season in the league.

Will that change today? Well, it’ll be tough. Ipswich started the season well with four straight victories, but they have lost their last two games against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Furthermore, it’s safe to say we struggle against Ipswich. Bolton haven't beaten today’s opponents in eight attempts going back to 2002, and only have 3 victories in the last 16 clashes between the two sides back to 1999.

Phil Parkinson has opted to go for a more defensive looking 4-5-1 formation today, with Gary Madine leading the line and support, hopefully, coming from wide areas in Filipe Morais and Craig Noone, who come in for Adam Armstrong and Will Buckley.

The hosts also seem to be lining up with five at the back but have two strikers in former Preston man Joe Garner and David McGoldrick, who I remember scoring against us the one time I was foolish enough to make the trek across to Ipswich.

Here are today’s starting lineups. We’ll bring you all the action from Portman Road in the Comments section below, where you can also share your thoughts on all things Wanderers related.

Ipswich Town (5-3-2): Bartosz Bialkowski; Jordan Spence, Luke Chambers, Dominic Iorfa, Myles Kenlock, Mark Connolly; Grant Ward, Cole Skuse, Tom Adeyemi; Joe Garner, David McGoldrick

Substitutes: Dean Gerken, Luke Woolfenden, Tristan Nydam, Flynn Downes, Bersant Celina, Freddie Sears, Martyn Waghorn

Bolton Wanderers (4-5-1): Ben Alnwick; Mark Little, Reece Burke, David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Antonee Robinson; Filipe Morais, Josh Cullen, Jem Karacan, Craig Noone; Gary Madine.

Substitutes: Adam Le Fondre, Aaron Wilbraham, Adam Armstrong, Dorian Dervite, Andrew Taylor, Darren Pratley, Mark Howard