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Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Bristol Rovers

Wanderers return to league action at the UNIBOL

Bristol Rovers v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers face Bristol Rovers at home on Tuesday 28th January as Bolton look to pull themselves out of a slump that has seen them winless in 6. In Rovers, they face the side in which they secured their first away league of the season with Daryl Murphy & Luke Murphy scoring in a 2-0 win.

Wanderers may have to overcome Bristol with Joe Dodoo, Dennis Politic & Jason Lowe all potentially unavailable as illness spread amongst the Bolton camp. Lowe has recently returned from his suspension for serious foul play and Politic will look to celebrate his new contract with Bolton with the winger rewarded for forcing his way into the first team.

The Trotters edge the historical head to head with 13 wins to Rovers’ 10 in league and cup with the sides sharing the spoils on 8 occasions. Bristol Rovers will look to end a run of results that have seen them fail to register a win against Bolton since 1989.

If they are to turn that record around, Bristol will be looking to their number 9, Jonson Clarke-Harris, with the forward their currently top scorer with 9 goals this season who the Bristol Post have identified as ‘integral’ to Rovers’ playing style. A win would also see manager Ben Garner secure his first win since taking over the hotseat at the Memorial Stadium.