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Preview: Barrow v Bolton Wanderers

20 October 2020

A photo of The Progression Solicitors Stadium Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
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Preview: Barrow v Bolton Wanderers

20 October 2020

Do your homework ahead of Tuesday night's game by checking out our full and in-depth preview of the action.

Barrow v Bolton Wanderers
Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
Bolton Wanderers are attempting to put the brakes on after consecutive relegations saw them drop from the Championship through to League Two.

The Trotters’ large and loyal fanbase have had it tough on and off the pitch in recent years as they have seen club struggle for form and finances, culminating in a first season at fourth tier level in almost 30 years.

After deciding against renewing Keith Hill’s contract as boss at the end of last term, Bolton came calling to poach Ian Evatt who left The Progression Solicitors Stadium after securing the National League title with The Bluebirds.

Evatt has so far found it difficult going at The University of Bolton Stadium and the weekend’s agonising last-gasp defeat at home to Oldham Athletic saw them drop to 20th in the table ahead of Tuesday evening’s trip to Cumbria.

Head To Head
This will be only the second competitive meeting between the clubs, with the other coming in the FA Cup back in 1991 when Bolton ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Tony Philliskirk’s goal.

The two sides have met numerous times in the Lancashire Senior Cup but this fixture at The Progression Solicitors Stadium will mark the start of their first ever rivalry on a league platform.

One To Watch
Young defender Peter Kioso made an instant impact on his Bolton debut on Saturday after joining the club on loan from Luton Town.

The flying full-back whipped in a cross from which Nathan Delfouneso pulled Wanderers level against Oldham Athletic during a solid debut at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Kioso was plucked out of non-league by Hartlepool United in the summer of 2018 and his form at right-back or in the centre of defence helped gain him many admirers before his eventual move to Kenilworth Road for an undisclosed fee in January.

Peter Wright will be on the whistle for Barrow’s game against Bolton Wanderers in what will be the seventh time he was officiated The Bluebirds.

The official, who is now in to this third season on the EFL’s list of referees, last presided over a Barrow fixture in April 2018 when he saw us beaten at home by Chester.

So far during 2020/21 he has overseen six games, most recently he was appointed to Fleetwood Town’s 3-0 triumph over Aston Villa Under-21s in the EFL Trophy earlier this month.

Barrow have been installed as 11/8 favourites to take all three points on Tuesday evening, with Bolton Wanderers a 9/5 shot and the draw priced up at 23/10.

Click here now to take a look at Sky Bet’s range of odds ahead of the midweek action.

Live Streaming
Match Passes to watch Tuesday’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available – Season Ticket holders will have been emailed a unique code in order to gain free access to the stream.

You can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.

Click here now to buy your Match Pass for Tuesday.

Live Commentary
We will also provide an audio commentary of Tuesday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow Barrow.

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