Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Scunthorpe United

  • February 23, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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After back-to-back away wins, Bolton return to home soil on Tuesday when they host Scunthorpe United at the University of Bolton Stadium.

With a home victory over Stevenage preceeding those away successes at Mansfield Town and Southend United, Wanderers sit 10th in the League Two table and enter the midweek round of fixtures just three points shy of the final play-off place - currently held by Newport County.

The Trotters' recent run of form can be matched by their latest opponents, with the Iron having won each of their last four games, although it is Ian Evatt's side who have a slight advantage in the form table after picking up 13 points from the last available 18 - a total only matched by Bradford City, Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers, respectively.

Just as he did last time out, Evatt will assess his squad for signs of fatigue before making a decision on his line-up.

Antoni Sarcevic completed 90 minutes at Roots Hall on his return from injury, while Kieran Lee was substituted in the second half after playing the full game at Mansfield just three days prior.

A close eye will be kept on both midfielders, potentially opening the door for the likes of Andrew Tutte and George Thomason to return.

Shaun Miller came off the bench to score his 100th career goal at the weekend and he could come in for Eoin Doyle, with the Irish forward overdue a rest after being a near ever-present for much of the campaign.

Harry Brockbank will return to full training later in the week, with this outing coming too soon, so Wanderers are expected to name an unchanged back four in front of Matt Gilks in goal.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Crellin, Gilks, Jensen, Jones, Santos, Delaney, Greenidge, Baptiste, John, Jackson, Williams, Comley, Sarcevic, Maddison, Darcy, Tutte, Isgrove, Thomason, Lee, Elbouzedi, Delfouneso, Doyle, Miller, Gnahoua, Afolayan

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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2 Cambridge United 41 71
3 Bolton Wanderers 40 67
4 Tranmere Rovers 40 65
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