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The Match: Bolton Wanderers (A)

3 April 2015

Preview Saturday's Game

Bolton Wanderers vs Blackpool
4 April 2015
Macron Stadium

A North West derby at Bolton Wanderers awaits Blackpool this Easter weekend, but with the club's Championship status in the balance it could become a trip they'd rather forget.

Rotherham United's Good Friday defeat means relegation to League One can't be confirmed on Saturday, but failure to register a first away win would leave Pool's fate in The Millers' hands on Monday. 

The ten-point safety net Bolton currently have on the relegation zone allows them to rest assured that they're set for a third successive season at this level.

Neil Lennon's arrival has had the desired effect at the Macron Stadium, with the former Celtic boss guiding The Trotters away from the drop zone and into mid-table.

Team News
Lee Clark is set to welcome back Jamie O'Hara, who has missed the last three matches with an ankle injury. Miles Addison and Tom Aldred have picked up knocks, so look set to join Mark Waddington and Henry Cameron on the sidelines. 

Bolton will be without a host of players for the fixture including youngster Zach Clough. Simeon Slavchev, Mark Davies and Darren Pratley will all miss out, while Max Clayton, Zach Clough, Kevin McNaughton, Marc Tierney and David Wheater are long-term absentees. Neil Danns does return from suspension however.

In The Build-Up
Blackpool drew last time out against Leeds United and deserved their point, however last time on the road they were well beaten at Bournemouth. Bolton drew with Wigan 1-1 a fortnight ago, while they were beaten at Ipswich Town prior to that. 

Previous Meetings
The two sides served up an entertaining contest earlier in the season, which finished 1-1 at Bloomfield Road thanks to goals from Jacob Murphy and Lee Chung-yong. Last season The Trotters won twice on home soil against Pool, with the second finishing 1-0 in March.

Around The Championship
There are just three fixtures in the division on Saturday, as Leeds United prepare to host Blackburn Rovers. Reading face Cardiff City, while Huddersfield Town have a Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds United vs Blackburn Rovers
Reading vs Cardiff City
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town

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