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PREVIEW: THE IMPS VS BOLTON WANDERERS

14 January 2020

The Imps welcome Bolton Wanderers to LNER Stadium this evening following their previous fixture being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

City will be looking to put in a similar performance to their previous home form having picked up impressive results against the likes of Ipswich Town and Peterborough United.

Lincoln go into the game having drawn 1-1 away at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, with Tyler Walker’s spot-kick getting the Imps a point.

The Imps and the Trotters lock horns for the 21st time this evening as they reacquaint themselves since last meeting more than a decade ago in the FA Cup. The last league match took place almost 34 years ago, as a 1-1 draw was played out in the old third division at Sincil Bank in March 1986.

Imps fans can keep up with the game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow with all the action being streamed domestically and internationally, with commentary coming from BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sport’s team of Michael Hortin and Steve Thompson – For details click HERE.

Recent Form

Bolton Wanderers will be hoping to turn their form around after one win in their last five. Keith Hill’s side lost 2-0 to Rochdale on Sunday just days after a 4-3 defeat to Burton Albion at home where Luke Murphy saw red.

That was the second red card in two games for Bolton as Jason Lowe was also dismissed the week before when Wanderers drew 1-1 with Shrewsbury.

The Trotters last win came in December when they beat Southend 3-2 at home with Joe Dodoo, Luke Murphy and Daryl Murphy all getting on the scoresheet.

Last 5 league games - WLLDD

Manager’s comments

Bolton manager Keith Hill arrival at the University of Bolton Stadium in August last year following a six-year spell with Rochdale.

The 50-year-old believes his side are prepared for tonight's game as he told the Trotters' website.

"I think our frame of mind is positive, I am looking for a bounce after Saturday's performance. It was a narrow defeat because I don't think Rochdale were superior," explained the Bolton boss.

"We showed energy and commitment, and that is what we expect from the players. It was a difficult game for the new boys who have come from non-league into a first-team environment, they are players for the future."

Hill continued by looking at Lincoln, praising their club model: "It is a tough league and it will be a tough game.

"Lincoln are making steady progress, they have been on an unlucky trail. The club has a massive fanbase, they have built a sustainable business football model. Michael Appleton knows the type of club he has gone into and he has a good squad.

"He will make sure they get better results as the season goes on."

Watch the game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow today

Imps fans can keep up with the game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow with all the action being streamed domestically and internationally, with commentary coming from BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sport’s team of Michael Hortin and Steve Thompson – For details click HERE.

 


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