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Big Match Preview: Iron v Bolton Wanderers

6 April 2017

The Iron welcome Bolton Wanderers to Glanford Park on Saturday, in what is another big clash in Sky Bet League One.

After losing their last fixture away at Millwall, Graham Alexander’s men head into the game seeking a response.

They face a Bolton side who come into the match off the back of a stoppage time victory over Southend during the week.



Alexander revealed none of those on the sidelines have come back into contention for selection, with Harry Toffolo also being ruled out of this Saturday’s encounter.

The defender picked up a thigh strain on Tuesday, and the Scunthorpe boss expects him to be out of action for 7-10 days.

Elsewhere, Scott Wiseman and Jordan Clarke (both hamstring) are yet to return to training, as are Kevin van Veen (hamstring) and Sam Mantom (ankle).

Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) will miss the rest of the season.



Bolton emerged 2-1 victors in the two sides’ last encounter back in December, with James Henry scoring a stoppage time winner at the Macron Stadium.

Phil Parkinson’s team took the lead on 17 minutes, as Josh Vela rifled home from the edge of the area.

Scunthorpe came back strong after the break though, and deservedly got themselves level via Neal Bishop, who swivelled in the box and fired past Ben Alnwick midway through the second period.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 31 Dec
2000-01 - Sun 28 Jan
LG 1
FAC R4
Bolton 2-1 Iron
Bolton 5-1 Iron
Bishop
Calvo-Garcia
1987-88 - Tue 19 Apr
DIV 4
Bolton 0-0 Iron

1987-88 - Tue 15 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Bolton
Russell
1983-84 - Sat 21 Jan
DIV 3
Bolton 0-0 Iron

1983-84 - Fri 16 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-0 Bolton
Cowling
1972-73 - Sat 10 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Bolton
Fletcher
1972-73 - Sat 14 Oct
DIV 3
Bolton 0-0 Iron


Our full record against Bolton Wanderers is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
3
1
2
0
3
2
Away
50
3
227
TOTAL
81
5
259



The previously mentioned Vela is Bolton’s top marksman so far this season, with the midfielder scoring ten goals in total.

A constant figure throughout the campaign, the 23-year-old has made 48 appearances in total for the Trotters.


 
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