Bolton’s away trip to Accrington Stanley this weekend has been a popular one among fans with Wanderers’ ticket allocation selling out in next to no time.
Something that’ll be an even bigger boost for Wanderers is the fact that Keith Hill’s squad is apparently facing no new injury issues going into Saturday’s match.
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the local derby, Keith Hill said that his squad is looking ‘healthy’ after last week’s last-gasp win over MK Dons.
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While Hill didn’t mention any new injury worries, the manager did offer an update on Liam Bridcutt, who made a surprise return to the team last week.
“He’s suffering again with bumps and bruises, a little bit of soreness from Saturday, we pushed him hard and he pushed himself hard to play against MK Dons and I’m sure he’ll be ok to represent BWFC on Saturday at Accrington.”
As a result, that leaves Hill with a fairly strong looking squad going into Saturday’s game but questions still remain over whether Wanderers will rotate any players from last week’s starting line up with Thibaud Verlinden proving a much more dangerous option than Chris O’Grady.
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There’s certainly plenty of room for optimism in the side this week as the club go searching for their fourth league win in succession but on top of that, the decision made by the EFL’s independent disciplinary panel, not to deduct any more points off Wanderers immediately, will surely have gone down well with Hill and his squad.
Bolton will almost feel like the home team at Accrington’s Crown Ground with Wanderers fans snapping up their huge allocation in next to no time which will see Keith Hill’s side backed by at least half the stadium on Saturday.
Accrington will be no pushovers, however, and have proven to be resolute in defence in recent weeks. Fingers crossed Bolton don’t need to leave it quite so late to bag a winner against John Coleman’s Accrington side after Daryl Murphy’s 93rd minute winner last weekend.