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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

21 October 2019

All the pre-match information, ahead of Bolton's visit to BS7.

Rovers head into Tuesday's game with the objective to bounce back from Saturday's defeat in South Yorkshire, which was the first loss since August for Graham Coughlan's side.

There's a busy week of football at the Mem ahead for the squad, with Tuesday's game quickly followed by the visit of Portsmouth just four days later.

On the field, Tuesday's opponents are sat at the foot of the league standings, with four points so far this season, seeing their current point tally stand at -8.

Wanderers were defeated by Rochdale on Saturday, but took the lead in the second half, before three goals from Dale inside the closing 30 minutes led to the visitors leaving with a 3-1 victory. 

Bolton have picked up four draws so far this campaign, sharing the points against Coventry City, Sunderland, Oxford United and Blackpool.

Below is all the pre-match content ahead of kick-off...

Assistant Manager Preview: Joe Dunne talked to the press bright and early on Monday morning and spoke about the prospect of facing Bolton Wanderers and how the squad are shaping up ahead of a busy week.

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Pre-Match: Joe Dunne on Bolton Wanderers

Players Preview: Captain Ollie Clarke returned to the fold on Saturday afternoon after a lay off through injury and sat down with the press on Monday to detail the squad's mindset ahead of back-to-back home games.

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Pre-Match: Ollie Clarke on Bolton Wanderers

Opposition: Bolton started the season with a twelve points deduction and have so far picked up four points this season to reduce the starting deficit.  Keith Hill was appointed Bolton boss at the end of August and oversaw a busy end to the summer transfer window, with nine players signing on deadline day alone. On the pitch, Hill is still searching for his first win as Bolton boss, but in recent weeks have picked up draws against the likes of Oxford, Blackpool and Sunderland.

Paper Talk: The Bolton Manager gave his pre-match assessment of the Gas ahead of Tuesday night to Bolton's Official Twitter account. Speaking to @OfficialBWFC, Hill said, "They (Rovers) are a stable league one side. They do spend decent money if the right player becomes available. They have a good following home crowd, but we're optimistic. We see every game as a challenge. We have our own challenges and we try to focus on our own challenges. We are determined to be successful." 

Tickets: Print at home tickets are the easiest way to book and will be available up until an hour before kick-off. Full details can be found on the link below. 

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Ticket Information: Bolton Wanderers

How to follow the game: As it's a midweek fixture, Tuesday's game will be available on iFollow Gas. Supporters who are based in the UK and can't make it to the Mem on Tuesday evening can watch our Sky Bet League One fixture against Bolton Wanderers live on iFollow for just £10. At least 70% of the revenue generated from iFollow comes back to the football club. 

To purchase a match pass for the game - please click HERE.

Additionally, live match updates will be available throughout the game on our twitter.


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