Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Rotherham United

  • September 17, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will welcome their biggest attendance of the season so far on Saturday, as they host Rotherham United at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Labelled as a 'Family Day' by the club, more than 18,000 tickets have been sold at a reduced rate of £10 per adult and £5 for concessions (aged 65 and over, or under 18).

Wanderers go into the weekend occupying 3rd place in the League One table and could go top with victory - coupled with a defeat for Sunderland at Fleetwood Town, and Wigan Athletic failing to win at Accrington Stanley.

The Trotters enter the game on the back of a resounding 5-2 success at Ipswich Town last time out, giving manager Ian Evatt little reason to change his line-up.

It isn't yet known whether Declan John is fit enough to return after illness, so Liam Gordon could retain his place at left-back, but Bolton will be without usual absentees Liam Edwards, Xavier Amaechi, Amadou Bakayoko and Finlay Lockett,

Harry Brockbank is nearing a return but remains on the sidelines, where he will be joined by Andrew Tutte - who is waiting to discover the severity of a hamstring injury which forced him out of the reserve team's midweek draw with Accrington Stanley's second string.

Matt Gilks, Alex Baptiste, George Thomason and Nathan Delfouneso all took part in that game at the Eddie Davies academy. Will Aimson also took to the field, as he continues to push for a first-team debut after struggling with injury since his summer arrival.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Gilks, Dixon, Jones, John, Santos, Johnston, Aimson, Baptiste, Gordon, Senior, Williams, Sheehan, Sarcevic, Afolayan, Lee, Isgrove, Thomason, Delfouneso, Doyle, Kachunga

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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Poll

Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston