Three to watch: Bolton Wanderers

Lenny John-Lewis at Bolton in 2010 - Courtesy Graham Burrell

Usually, ahead of one of our games, I do a ‘thanks, no thanks’ article. Looking back through history there have been few things to thank Bolton for.

I remember the FA Cup tie, one I intended to travel to and got laid up ill instead. There were few things to thank them for that afternoon; the hospitality was bad and they thrashed us 4-0 (pictured top). It wasn’t a surprise, Chris Sutton named a load of new faces in the squad and we looked disjointed and poor.

We could thank them for David Felgate who we signed from there and who later went back to play for them. Meetings between us are few and far between, we lost 3-1 in a televised game back in 1993 and haven’t beaten them since 1984/85 when Devon White and Neil Redfearn bagged a goal each in front of little over 2,000 at the Bank.

Delroy Facey played for them as well as us but the gap between the two stints is pretty sizeable, plus they’ve had a couple of players on loan we have as well, but the article wouldn’t hold up on its own and as such I’m trying something different.

We do a preview of the game on the podcast which usually covers the opposition, but I wondered how a piece looking at three players of theirs to keep an eye on might do? I suppose there is only one way to find out, right? Bearing in mind I’ve already spoken about Jack Hobbs, I’ve picked three different players from their current squad it is worth looking out for this weekend.