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MATCH FACTS: BOLTON VS CARDIFF CITY

3 November 2014


Bolton Wanderers vs Cardiff City
Venue: Macron Stadium
Date: Tuesday 4th November 2014, 8.00pm KO

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Cardiff City head to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening after another impressive home win over Leeds United on Saturday afternoon. Neil Lennon's Wanderers side currently sit 23rd in the Sky Bet Championship table, but the former Celtic manager has overseen two wins from four games so far.

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MATCH FACTS
  • City go into the match at the Macron Stadium aiming to achieve their first away league victory of the campaign
  • Loanee Bluebirds Joe Mason and Kevin McNaughton will be unavailable for selection against their parent club
  • Cardiff defeated Bolton 1-0 in January's FA Cup clash
  • Bolton have however been triumphant in 11 of the last 12 matches between the two teams
  • Kiko Macheda has scored in three of the last four games

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Jay Spearing
Captain and 25-year-old swashbuckling midfielder Spearing initially joined the club on loan from Liverpool for the 2012/13 season. Despite Wanderers being relegated from the top flight, Spearing made a real impression at the Macron Stadium throughout his loan spell and was rewarded with the Player of the Year award. He permanently signed for the club in summer 2013, rejecting the advances of Blackburn Rovers in the process and has become a crucial part of the Bolton starting line-up, offering nothing less than 100% every game.

ONE TO WATCH: Max Clayton
Promising forward and England U19 international, Clayton could have ended up with a number of clubs after a summer of trials. Max came through the esteemed Academy setup at Crewe Alexandra, and decided to move on from his first club in the summer after three years of playing first team football at Gresty Road. Still only 20-years-old, the young striker will be hoping to break into the starting eleven at Bolton in the coming months and establish himself as a Championship quality centre forward.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: DLWWLW

Last time out: Cardiff City 3-1 Leeds United - Saturday 1st November 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Goals from Bruno Ecuele Manga, Kiko Macheda and Kenwyne Jones ensured Russell Slade’s 100% win record at Cardiff City Stadium remained intact against Leeds United on Saturday. The Bluebirds took a two goal lead through Manga and Macheda before being pegged pack by Souleymane Doukara, forward Jones added a further goal late on to secure victory.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Fabio, Manga, Whittingham, le Fondre (R Morrison), Noone, Macheda (Jones), Gunnarsson, Pilkington (Ralls), S Morrison. Subs Not Used: Moore, Connolly, Maynard, Gabbidon.

Bolton Wanderers: LLWLWL

Last time out: Norwich City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers – Friday 31st October 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Very little Halloween treat for Neil Lennon's Bolton Wanderers as the Canaries recorded a first win in six matches on Friday evening. Former Bluebird Cameron Jerome scoring twice to give the hosts a demanding lead before Lee Chung-Yong reduced the deficit late on. 

Bolton Wanderers: Lonergan, Threlkeld, Mills, Dervite, Ream, Davies, Danns, Pratley (Davies), Spearing (Trotter), Lee Chung-yong, Beckford (Clayton). Subs Not Used: Moxey, Mason, Kenny, Vela.



LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2013/14: Saturday 25th January 2014, FA Cup: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Cardiff City

A second FA Cup goal of the campaign from substitute Fraizer Campbell sent the Bluebirds into the fifth round with a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. After a first-half where chances were few and far between, the half-time introduction of pair Craig Noone and Campbell combined just five minutes later as the City front man fired home his fifth goal of the season to fully capitalise on an error from Trotters stopper Andy Lonergan and earn Cardiff a first win in Bolton for 34 years.

Bolton Wanderers: Lonergan, Mills, Ream, Knight, Baptiste, Eagles (Moritz), Kamara (Odelusi), Danns, Spearing, Lee, Davies. Subs Not Used: Bogdan, Hall, Pratley, Vela, White.

Cardiff City: Marshall, KTC, McNaughton, Turner, Hudson, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Eikrem (Noone), Kim, Cornelius (Campbell) Mason (Daehli). Subs Not Used: Lewis, John, Caulker, Medel.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS MATCH. GENERAL SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS AT THE AWAY TURNSTILES - CASH ONLY


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