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Declan John to miss Bolton’s clash with Barnsley

Posted Monday, August 09, 2021 by PA46 hits

Bolton are without defender Declan John for the visit of Barnsley in the first round of the Carabao Cup.The 26-year-old suffered a knock in the closing stages of Saturday’s 3-3 draw with MK Dons in Sky Bet League One.Summer signing Will Aimson is not yet ready to feature due to a groin injury.Manager Ian Evatt has indicated that Kieran Lee and Ricardo Santos are likely to come into his sta...Full Story »

Ian Evatt disappointed to score three without winning as Bolton held by MK Dons

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by PA69 hits

Ian Evatt was indebted to veteran defender Alex Baptiste for Bolton’s late point but believed his team did enough to mark their return to Sky Bet League One with an opening-day victory.Baptiste’s equaliser in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage-time ended a roller-coaster contest that saw managerless MK Dons go 1-0 up, trail 2-1 and lead 3-2 before conceding in Wanderers’ ...Full Story »

Alex Baptiste nets late leveller as Bolton rescue point from MK Dons thriller

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by PA19 hits

Defender Alex Baptiste snatched a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser to earn Sky Bet League One new boys Bolton a thrilling 3-3 draw with managerless MK Dons.Substitute Hiram Boateng appeared to seal a comeback win for the Dons who led 1-0, trailed 2-1 and then levelled with 23 minutes remaining.Instead, in the final extra minute, veteran Baptiste converted from close range to earn the home side d...Full Story »

Bolton without loanee Xavier Amaechi for League One return

Posted Thursday, August 05, 2021 by PA47 hits

Promoted Bolton will be without new signing Xavier Amaechi and Liam Edwards for their season opener at home to MK Dons.Winger Amaechi, on loan from Hamburg, has had surgery on a fractured metatarsal while a timeframe has not been put on a return for defender Edwards, who did not play at all last season because of a serious knee injury.Centre-back Ricardo Santos is fit again after a foot problem ...Full Story »

Ian Evatt hails Bolton promotion as his ‘best experience in football’

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA49 hits

Ian Evatt was quick to admit that this was his best day in football after Bolton Wanderers clinched automatic promotion back to League One with a crushing 4-1 win at Crawley.Wanderers went into the game knowing that victory would guarantee them an immediate return, and they made no doubt about it with a dominant display.Two goals in the first 26 minutes from Antoni Sarcevic and Dapo Afolayan put...Full Story »

Bolton beat Crawley to seal immediate return to League One

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA49 hits

Bolton clinched automatic promotion back to League One at the first attempt in convincing style with a 4-1 win at 10-man Crawley.Wanderers went into the game at the Broadfield Stadium knowing victory would guarantee them promotion, and Ian Evatt’s men produced a polished performance having slipped to defeat against Exeter the previous weekend.Evatt stressed there would be no “party f...Full Story »

Crawley still without Tom Nichols for clash with Bolton

Posted Friday, May 07, 2021 by PA41 hits

Crawley will again be without Tom Nichols when they conclude their campaign by hosting Bolton on Saturday.The forward remains suspended following his red card against Newport on April 20.Having been a doubt, Sam Matthews missed the 3-3 draw at Stevenage last weekend, along with long-term absentees Tom Dallison (ankle) and Reece Grego-Cox (knee).John Yems’ men are 12th in the Sky Bet League...Full Story »

Bolton could face probe over off-field incidents following last-gasp defeat

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA33 hits

Bolton could face a Football League probe after disturbing scenes at the end of the club’s 2-1 home defeat to Exeter, a result which left Wanderers’ bid for automatic promotion on hold.Officials and stewards were unable to prevent several groups of fans getting into the ground within minutes of Pierce Sweeney’s stoppage-time winner for Exeter.Dozens of police outside the Univer...Full Story »

Exeter snatch stoppage-time winner as Bolton’s promotion push is put on hold

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA29 hits

Pierce Sweeney headed a stoppage-time winner to earn play-off hopefuls Exeter a 2-1 victory and leave Bolton with work still to do to clinch automatic promotion in the final game of the season.The City defender climbed highest to glance home Jack Sparkes’ free-kick to keep alive the Devon side’s hopes of making the top seven.Third-placed Wanderers needed a victory to book a quick ret...Full Story »

Bolton close to full strength as they look to secure promotion against Exeter

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by PA47 hits

Bolton manager Ian Evatt has a near full-strength squad to choose from as his side look to secure promotion to Sky Bet League One against Exeter.Captain Antoni Sarcevic made his first appearance since mid-March as a second-half substitute in the win at Morecambe which left Wanderers needing three points from their last two games.Declan John has also been passed fit after missing that game, while...Full Story »

Ian Evatt hails ‘huge’ win at Morecambe as Bolton edge closer to promotion

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA59 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt described his side’s 1-0 victory over 10-man Morecambe as “huge’’ in the context of their battle for automatic promotion.A goal from Ben Jackson in first-half stoppage time gave the Trotters the three points against their nearest rivals, who lost a man after just 24 minutes when Kelvin Mellor saw red for an off-the-ball incident with Oladapo Afolayan...Full Story »

Bolton take step closer to promotion with win at Morecambe

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA23 hits

Bolton took a big step towards automatic promotion with a vital win in their clash against close rivals Morecambe.A goal from Ben Jackson in first-half stoppage time gave the Trotters the three points against a Morecambe side who were reduced to 10 men after just 24 minutes when Kelvin Mellor saw red for an off-the-ball incident with Oladapo Afolayan.Morecambe, who started the game one point beh...Full Story »

John O’Sullivan sidelined as Morecambe host promotion-rivals Bolton

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA59 hits

Morecambe wideman John O’Sullivan will miss the visit of promotion-rivals Bolton after being ruled out for the rest of the season.O’Sullivan sat out the 3-0 midweek win at Grimsby after suffering a hamstring injury at Oldham last weekend, and it has now been confirmed the Irishman will play no further part in the Shrimps’ campaign.Jordan Slew had already been sidelined for More...Full Story »

Ian Evatt enjoying Bolton’s promotion battle

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA22 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt admitted he was enjoying the stresses and strains of his side’s promotion bid after they battled to a 1-0 home win over Carlisle.Following Tuesday night’s results, it seems likely the League Two promotion race will go down to the wire, with Wanderers currently sitting in an automatic promotion spot.Bolton striker Eoin Doyle scored the game’s only goal in t...Full Story »

Eoin Doyle gets Bolton’s promotion charge back on track

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA16 hits

Bolton reignited their promotion charge with a crucial 1-0 victory over Carlisle at the University of Bolton Stadium.Eoin Doyle scored the game’s only goal in the 28th minute with an instinctive finish after a fiercely hit long-range shot from Dapo Afolayan struck the post.It was the perfect response from Ian Evatt’s men after they were surprisingly beaten by bottom club Grimsby on S...Full Story »

Bolton boss Ian Evatt has unchanged squad for visit of Carlisle

Posted Monday, April 19, 2021 by PA38 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt expects to have an unchanged squad as Wanderers look to get their Sky Bet League Two title challenge back on track against play-off hopefuls Carlisle.There were no new problems following the surprise defeat at bottom club Grimsby on Saturday, although Evatt may make changes to his starting line-up.Captain Antoni Sarcevic is making good progress on his return to fitness foll...Full Story »

Paul Hurst says Grimsby win against Bolton ‘keeps us in the fight’

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA36 hits

Paul Hurst feared his relegation-threatened Grimsby side scored too early in their League Two clash against Bolton.Still rooted to the foot of the table, the hosts gave themselves renewed hope in their ongoing survival battle with a 2-1 victory against promotion-chasing opponents.An opener from Jay Matete inside 35 seconds set Grimsby on their way.But they had to wait until the closing stages to...Full Story »

Grimsby boost survival hopes with win over Bolton

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA26 hits

Rock-bottom Grimsby handed themselves a lifeline in the League Two relegation fight with a 2-1 win over promotion contenders Bolton.A frantic start to the game saw Jay Matete put Grimsby in front with a driven finish after 32 seconds, while teammate James Hanson promptly fired over.Bolton replied with a succession of attacks, but George Thomason saw a golden chance go begging when James McKeown ...Full Story »

Grimsby duo Stefan Payne and Filipe Morais miss out against Bolton

Posted Friday, April 16, 2021 by PA55 hits

Grimsby will be without Stefan Payne and Filipe Morais for their Sky Bet League Two home game against Bolton.Payne was sent off at the end of the first half of the defeat at Bradford for appearing to headbutt team-mate Morais and manager Paul Hurst has confirmed neither player will appear for the club again this season.Midfielder Max Wright (thigh), defender Mattie Pollock (hernia) and winger Se...Full Story »

Ian Evatt urges Bolton to secure automatic promotion after win at Salford

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by PA33 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt has challenged his “magnificent” players to finish the job and secure promotion to League One after ruining Salford’s unbeaten home run with a 1-0 win.Lloyd Isgrove’s cross-shot midway through the first half was backed up by a fantastic defensive effort as Salford’s own faltering charge up the leagues was dealt a huge blow in front of Gary Nevi...Full Story »

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