With rumblings of serious financial trouble and a potential takeover deal surrounding Bolton Wanderers all week, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Wanderers have a game this weekend. Bolton have their first home game since the 4-0 defeat to Norwich as they take on London side, Millwall.
Earlier this season Bolton took a point away from home and will be hoping to better that result this weekend.
However, with all the uncertainly surrounding the club, it’s very likely that Bolton’s players won’t be in the right state of mind to muster up a winning performance.
Suspension trouble for the Wanderers
Added to their troubles is the news that the Trotters have two players and their manager suspended for Saturday’s game.
David Wheater and Craig Noone we’re both sent off against Swansea last week. Whereas manager Phil Parkinson will serve the first of a two game touchline ban following the second half scuffle against Leeds United.
Wanderers have only managed 2 wins in their last 25 league games, hardly inspiring form. So if they have the ability to avoid relegation, now is the time to show it. Although could it be time to write off the Wanderers?
Millwall are definitely no push overs, but as they currently sit 19th in the standings, they could be Bolton’s best hopes for a win in weeks.
Millwall’s key attacking threat is Lee Gregory. The striker has seven league goals to his name this season. That’s a much more reasonable number for Bolton’s defence to face after coming up against some of the league’s top scorers in recent weeks.
The away side come into Saturday’s game off the back of three straight defeats. They boast a similar record to Bolton in that they’ve won just one of their last nine games.
If Bolton wanted an opportunity for a winnable game, well they’ve got it.
Can they make the most of the opportunity however? That remains to be seen.