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Match preview: Fleetwood Town v Bolton Wanderers

28 December 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Fleetwood Town v Bolton Wanderers

28 December 2023

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Bolton Wanderers at Highbury Stadium on Friday 29 December, and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our final match preview of the calendar year.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Bolton Wanderers

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Friday 29 December 2023

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 6SP



The Sky Bet League One side currently sit 3rd in the table after picking up 45 points from their opening 22 matches. Their last match in the league was on Boxing Day away at Lincoln City and the Trotters picked up all three points to go level with second place Peterborough United thanks to Eoin Toal's 89th minute strike. 

Ian Evatt's side picked up a win the week before against Leyton Orient who visited the Toughsheet Stadium. Bolton went three goals up thanks to Josh Cacres-Cogley, Dion Charles and George Thomason, but they were pegged back in the second half, with the visitors scoring two in five minutes to make it a nervy ending.

In the eight league fixtures between Fleetwood Town and Bolton Wanderers, Bolton have won seven of those with Town only winning once. Fleetwood beat Bolton 3-0 on Tuesday 7 December 2021, with Harrison Biggins bagging a brace and Ged Garner getting the first of the three.

Bolton will want to keep up with the teams in the automatic spots, and having missed out last year in the Play-Off Semi-Finals, the objective within their camp will be to go one further this time round.



“We’ve got to be honest and say we lacked detail, and we lacked quality at times, but we’re asking the same set of lads to churn it out at the moment - with so many injured. The boys are working hard.

“They’re an honest bunch; we’ve conceded the first goal again - we’ve given the opposite a leg-up by a poor mistake/poor communication.

“We’ve done well to come back twice in two games, and we’ve certainly shown character in that sense, but it would be nice to get a goal up and for us to have the opportunity to hold onto something.”

Supporters can click HERE to watch the full post-match interview with Lee Johnson.



The Cods will be facing Bolton for the second time this season, this time on home turf at Highbury Stadium.

On the evening of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for our UK-based and overseas supporters:

Audio Match Pass - £2.50

Video Match Pass - £10.00*

*This pass is available for those who are based overseas and in the United Kingdom due to the broadcasting rights.

Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire, with those who choose the Video Match Pass getting the full stream.


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For those early birds on a matchday who want to make the most out of their time at Highbury, special deals are there for you as, between 4-6pm, all draught beers and ciders will be £2.50 per pint apart from Madri, which will be just £1 more.

Alongside this, supporters with Onward Cards can get four-pint pitchers for a cut-price throughout the day, with four-and-five-bottle offers also available during the day - specific times listed on the graphic below.

10% off draught beer is also listed as another benefit between 5:45-7:30pm, at half-time, and the post-match happy hour so make sure you are in there during these times!

Entertainment will be on offer by the club’s Supporter Liaison Officer Wayne Bibby between 6:45-7:15pm and you can get involved in the action as he will be providing fan engagement and team announcements during this time.

Please note, due to the club wanting the stands to stay full to cheer on Town as they face Bolton Wanderers in the final game of the calendar year, the bar will close at kick-off and will not open again until 8:15pm so let’s get the Cods cheered on as they bid for three vital points

Only home supporters will be allowed to gain access into Jim's Bar on the day.


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