Bolton put on one of their worst and gutless performances of the season in Saturday’s defeat against Ipswich but could have a much tougher test against Boro on Tuesday.

In all fairness, Bolton’s Ipswich loss is hardly surprising after the week leading up to the game. But losing to the only side below us in the table is a cruel blow.

However, there’s no rest for the wicked as Bolton are straight back into action tomorrow night as they take on play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough at the UniBol.

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Anyone hoping for a return to form for the Wanderers only need look at the Trotter’s form against Boro to know that another defeat is very much on the cards.

The last 10 meetings between Bolton and the Teessiders don’t make pleasant reading for Wanderers fans. Bolton have won and drawn just once and lost the remaining eight games.

Despite losing their last six matches, Tony Pulis’s Boro side will be confident they can come away with three points from their visit to Bolton.

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At this point in the season, unless there’s an almighty turnaround, it’s almost inevitable that Bolton will be playing League One football next year.

It’s a shame to say it but at this stage, it’s just a case of ticking games off the fixture list and making it to the end of the season.

Bolton have been dragged through hell and back this year and a fresh start in the third tier could be just what the club needs.

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