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Wanderers take on Burton Albion in the first of two league fixtures at the UniBol over the coming week. Ian Evatt’s men enter the game on the back of a thrilling 3-2 win against Accrington Stanley despite trailing 2-0 at one stage. The Whites are back into the League One play-off places and will be aiming to keep building momentum against the Brewers.

Team news
Liverpool loanee Conor Bradley is back from suspension, having missed the win against Accrington after picking up five yellow cards. However, Lloyd Isgrove needs “a couple of days to recover” after playing twice in a week following a lengthy injury lay-off. Evatt has no other injury concerns, but his team selections aren’t about to get any easier after several players impressed after coming off the bench at the Wham Stadium.
As for the visitors, Sam Winnall could come back into contention after missing Saturday’s win against Cheltenham Town.

Opposition lowdown

Dino Maamria replaced Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in the hot seat at Burton after the former Chelsea star resigned back in September. The Brewers are currently 21st in the League One table, having won just three league matches since the start of the campaign. However, they enter the game in high spirits following a 1-0 victory against Cheltenham thanks to Victor Adeboyejo’s strike 13 minutes from time.


Bolton have never won against Burton, losing five of the seven matches since their first encounter in August 2015. The Whites suffered a 3-1 defeat on a night to forget at the Pirelli Stadium last season despite Dion Charles’ late goal. The points were shared when the sides last met at the UniBol after Kieran Lee had a first-half strike controversially chalked off.

Predicted line-up:

Trafford; Johnson; Santos; Jones; Afolayan; Williams; Thomason; Bradley; Dempsey; Charles; Kachunga