After conceding an eye-watering 28 goals in just six games, is it time Remi Matthews had a spell on the sidelines?

A start of a new era on and off the pitch began in earnest on Saturday but that failed to stop Bolton losing 6-1 away at Rotherham.

The crushing defeat will no doubt be a huge blow for new Wanderers boss Keith Hill who will surely be looking to rectify the result and plug the leaks in his defence.

But after conceding an eye-watering 28 goals in just six games, is it time goalkeeper Remi Matthews had a spell on the sidelines?

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The Wanderers stopper has made some excellent saves in recent matches but the number of goals he and his defence are conceding surely has to prompt a re-think.

Of course, a case has to be made that Wanderers’ newly assembled defence needs a bit of time to gel but when you look at the fact that young Matthew Alexander conceded just one in the two games he’s played this season, something is going wrong somewhere.

With Bolton’s other first-team goalkeeper, Ben Alnwick, returning to the bench from injury at the weekend, the question has to be asked, should Remi Matthews make way for the returning Alnwick? We’re starting to think so.

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Of course, the decision rests with new Wanderers boss Keith Hill but hopefully, whatever the new manager decides on doing, he can orchestrate a change in fortunes at long last.

Wanderers will continue their pursuit of closing the gap between themselves and the rest of the pack on Tuesday night when Oxford United come to town.

Oxford currently sit 17th in League One and have picked up eight points from their opening eight games, including a 3-0 win over Tranmere at the weekend.

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