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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town

29 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 30 November at the University of Bolton Stadium in Round Two of the Papa John’s Trophy, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Papa John's Trophy

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Kick-off: 19:00

Venue: University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton, BL6 6JW

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Stephen Crainey’s are heading into their third away fixture in a week on Tuesday evening as they are set to continue their Papa John’s Trophy campaign, this time heading to the University of Bolton Stadium for Round Two of the competition.

In the last outing, Town came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw on their travels to AFC Wimbledon, in what were horrible conditions. Fleetwood fought back late on after Ged Garner’s opener was cancelled out by Ayoub Assal’s and Luke McCormick’s second-half goals, Callum Johnson grabbed late equaliser to ensure Town walked away with a point.

In the game before, the side were beaten by Oxford United at Kassam Stadium earlier on this week. Even though Jay Matete produced a moment of brilliance, dribbling from near the halfway line and scoring at the end of the run, the home side were on top and ran away 3-1 winners.

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BOLTON WANDERERS

The Trotters head into Round Two of the Papa John’s Trophy after a perfect run in the group stage, winning all three of their games, with the latest being a 3-0 win over Rochdale away from home.

In the game at Spotland Stadium, it was a first-half onslaught that was the demise of Dale as Oladipo Afolayan opened the scoring just 16 minutes into the game. Declan John doubled their lead three minutes later, with a 45th minute penalty from Eoin Doyle capping off the tie.

They also faced Liverpool’s Under-21s in the group stage back at the start of October and they seemed to show the same confidence in this, as they did against Rochdale, winning 4-1 on the night. Nathan Delfouneso and an own goal from Jarell Quansah added on to Amadou Bakayoko’s second-half brace to round out a comfortable night in Horwich.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS

Fixture: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 2 November 2021

Venue: University of Bolton Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 2-4 Bolton Wanderers

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 11 March 2017

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 20 August 2016

Venue: University of Bolton Stadium

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

Bolton Wanderers

H2H results

0

0

3

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: STEPHEN CRAINEY

Interim Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the media after taking charge of his first game, which ended in a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“I thought we got our just rewards and we deserved at least a point if not three points to be honest. The way we finished the game in the last 10 minutes of stoppage time, I thought we looked strong fitness-wise as well, but the character and the commitment that the lads showed, I’ll take that every day.

“The group showed guts and desire in the game against Wimbledon, which was very pleasing, I want to take that moving forward and not just implement that in games, but in training as well.

“They’re a good group of players, I’ve always known this as it’s a good blend of youth and experience there. We’ll assess the squad tomorrow morning, and we will take it from there into the Papa John’s Trophy tie against Bolton on Tuesday.”

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