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Preview: Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers

When will we ever score/win again?

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I don’t want to be too miserable, but Bolton Wanderers make the horrendous journey to Bristol tomorrow to face Bristol City in what is already shaping up to be a season worse than anyone could’ve ever thought.

Our opponents, having finished 17th last season, have started this season like a house on fire. Losing just once in nine games, and currently occupy eighth spot. Powered by £5.3m (really, you have to laugh) striker Famara Diedhiou, they will be hovering like vultures, ready to pick at our dying carcass. This is their third consecutive season at this level, and they are making it look easy by comparison.

Wanderers of course remain bottom with just two points from nine games, and no goals in five. It’s a desperate situation and one that manager Phil Parkinson appears to be powerless to change. Ex-Bristol striker Aaron Wilbraham will be hoping to break his scoring duck for Wanderers against his old team. I don’t mean to be cruel, but good luck with that one, pal.

Injuries to Josh Vela and Sammy Ameobi haven’t helped, but the latter may be back if fortune is to smile upon us once more.

To think that he might be the answer shows us for the fools we are, but what have we left but hope itself?

Will anything go our way?

It’s hard to be positive at the minute.