With the International Break finally over and done with, attention at Bolton swiftly moves onto the weekend trip to Millwall.

It may only be November, with a lot of fixtures still to be played, but there is a real sense this match is a crucial one.

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Both sides have 16 points each after the first 17 matches. Millwall are currently sitting in 21st, with Bolton occupying 23rd.

The two sides earned promotion together from League One in 2017. While Bolton struggled against relegation last season, Millwall were only three points off the play-offs in eighth.

It’s been the same old story for Bolton this season. After a promising start, they’ve slipped down the table. However, against another team in the relegation scrap, this is a fixture the Trotters must win.

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Wanderers fans are surely hoping their side can return reinvigorated against Millwall and can capture some of that early season form that saw the club sitting in the play-off places.

Thankfully there has been no new injury news over the international break. Wanderers should travel to Millwall at almost full-strength.

With this being such a crucial match, manager Phil Parkinson is hoping for a fresh start from his players to get good result as pressure continues to build around the club.

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