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Because last time this happened, it went oh so well...

Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship
Things didn’t go very well last time Bolton visited Bristol City... Surely it can’t be any worse?
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Six games without scoring. Six games without a win. Conceded six last time we visited Bristol City. The numbers certainly don’t look too pretty as Bolton Wanderers make the trip down to Ashton Gate this evening.

Could tonight be seventh time lucky? Or will we just lose 7-0 instead. I know which option I’d back... But, recent form against Bristol - that 6-0 aside - is rather more positive. Indeed, Wanderers have only lost twice to tonight’s opponents in nine meetings going back to 1994 - although we did endure a 15-match winless streak against them between 1978 and 1988.

Phil Parkinson makes several changes this evening, with new signing Karl Henry coming into the side alongside Jeff King and Darren Pratley. That should mean a 4-5-1 meets 4-3-3 formation, with Craig Noone and Filipe Morais providing wide support to Gary Madine. Andrew Taylor also comes back into the side in place of Antonee Robinson, who apparently picked up a knock in the warm-up. Red card to Henry anyone? Worth 50p...

Bristol City look to be lining up in a 4-4-2, with Bobby Reid and Famara Diedhiou - who have 11 goals between them this season - leading the line. They also have West Brom loanee Jonathan Leko on the bench, as well as former Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor, who scored goals for fun in League One.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups. You can follow all the action from Ashton Gate in the Comments section below, where you can also let us know your thoughts on all things Wanderers related.

Bristol City (4-4-2): Frank Fielding; Bailey Wright, Aden Flint, Nathan Baker, Joe Bryan; Jamie Paterson, Korey Smith, Marlon Pack, Kallum O’Dowda; Bobby Reid, Famara Diedhiou

Substitutes: Luke Steele, Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson, Josh Brownhill, Jonathan Leko, Cauley Woodrow, Matty Taylor

Bolton Wanderers (4-5-1): Mark Howard; Mark Little, David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Andrew Taylor; Filipe Morais, Jeff King, James Henry, Darren Pratley, Craig Noone; Gary Madine

Substitutes: Adam Le Fondre, Sammy Ameobi, Josh Cullen, Reece Burke, Antonee Robinson, Jake Turner, Aaron Wilbraham