Former Wanderers hero Aaron Wilbraham is due to make his UniBol return when Rochdale come to town on Saturday.

In legendary fashion, the 39-year-old striker scored the goal that kept Wanderers in the Championship at the end of the 2017/18 season.

It’s a moment that will surely go down in Bolton folklore and will no doubt mean Wilbraham gets a warm welcome on his return to the  University of Bolton stadium.

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Wilbraham played 27 times for Bolton during his only season at the club, scoring just two goals.

The second of those goals, however, was a moment of magic from the ageing striker and one that will live long in the memory of Bolton fans.

After not featuring much for Rochdale this season, Wilbraham has managed to win a spot back in Dale’s first team after Stephen Dooley picked up an injury against Bolton in the EFL Trophy game at Rochdale where Wilbraham not only played but scored against his former club.

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Hopefully, Wilbraham’s return to the UniBol will be an unsuccessful affair for him and Rochdale as Bolton and Keith Hill go in search of their first win of the season.

Although, of course, we can’t wait to see the 39-year-old striker take to the pitch at Bolton once again after his heroics kept Wanderers in the Championship two seasons ago.

Bolton’s home fixture against Rochdale will be the third time the two teams have met so far this season.

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