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MATCH FACTS: CARDIFF vs BOLTON

5 April 2015


Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Monday, 6th April 2015, 3:00pm

Happy Easter one and all! The Bluebirds welcome Bolton Wanderers to Cardiff City Stadium this Easter Monday, with Russell Slade's side having taken a late point from Saturday's match at Reading. The same can also be said of Neil Lennon's Bolton, with Eiður Guðjohnsen's injury time strike denying Blackpool a first away victory of 2014/15.


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MATCH FACTS
  • Three Bluebirds have played on-loan at Bolton this season - Adam Le Fondre, Kevin McNaughton & Joe Mason
  • Carling Cup hero Mason returned to the squad on Saturday, playing 25 minutes against Reading and could face his former side
  • Adam Le Fondre though will be unavailable for selection against his parent club
  • It's been eight games in all competitions since Wanderers have won away from the Macron
  • Lennon's side though do edge the head-to-head record, 35 wins compared to Cardiff's 22 triumphs
  • Bolton did defeat City back in November - the Bluebirds last win over Wanderers was a 1-0 F.A. Cup success in January 2014

Matt MillsKEY OPPOSITION PLAYER:
Towering defender Mills is still the club record signing for Bolton since moving from Leicester City in 2012. The 28-year-old has been one of the most consistent performers for a Trotters side that has had more than it's fair share of injuries this term, resulting in Mills playing alongside a number of differing central defensive partners. Most recently, he has been joined at the heart of Neil Lennon's defence by experienced Crystal Palace loanee Paddy McCarthy.



ONE TO WATCH: Eiður Guðjohnsen
With upcoming talent and top-scorer Zach Clough missing for the remainder of the campaign through injury, the Bluebirds defence will have a different kind of threat to watch out for in 36-year-old striker Eiður Guðjohnsen.
The former Chelsea and F.C. Barcelona forward returned to the Macron Stadium in December on a short term deal, and has shown quality in abundance. Already the all-time Icelandic top goal-scorer, he could face off against international captain Aron Gunnarsson just over a week after netting for Iceland against Kazakhstan - his 25th international goal. Eiður has added five further goals to his Bolton tally since re-joining - and will be looking score a few more before the seasons finished. Guðjohnsen can be seen above during his first spell at the Trotters, attempting to get the better of Jeff Eckhardt.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: WLWDWD

Last time out: Reading 1-1 Cardiff City – Saturday, 4th April 2015, Sky Bet Championship


Cardiff City returned from the Madejski with a share of the points on Saturday following Conor McAleny's impressive 90th minute strike. Russian international striker Pavel Pogrebnyak had given the Royals a one-goal advantage after four minutes, but Steve Clarke's men were unable to see out the match. Undoubtedly a highlight for the travelling Bluebirds support was the welcome return of striker Joe Mason to the Cardiff City side.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Peltier (Malone), Fabio, Ecuele Manga, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone, Ralls (Kennedy), McAleny, Doyle (Mason). Subs Not Used: Moore, Gabbidon, Adeyemi, O'Keefe.

Bolton Wanderers: DLWLDD

Last time out: Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Blackpool – Saturday, 4th April 2015, Sky Bet Championship


Eiður Guðjohnsen’s late strike rescued a point for Wanderers on Saturday, ensuring Blackpool’s wait for an away league win goes on. The bottom-of-the-table side led as Michael Jacobs netted early on but spent the majority of the match defending against the Trotters. Legendary Icelander Guðjohnsen was introduced with just 13 minutes remaining, and once again was the hero for Bolton - scoring his fifth of the season.

Bolton Wanderers: Amos, Vela, Mills, McCarthy, Ream, Danns, Bannan, Feeney (Gudjohnsen), Costa Rocha (Heskey), Walker (Davies), Le Fondre. Subs Not Used: Bogdan, Moxey, Dervite, Trotter.


MEN UNITED - THE BATTLE AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

Following on from the news of our ‘Bluebirds on Tour’ ride to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK [Details HERE], we’re delighted to welcome Men United to Cardiff City Stadium for the visit of Bolton Wanderers.


A team of volunteers will be with us, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK to help the fight against a disease that will affect one in eight men in their lifetime.  And as well as giving generously, you yourself can get involved.


Men United is Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for everyone who believes men are worth fighting for.




By joining Men United, you’ll get more opportunities to do great stuff with your friends, from bike rides to pub quizzes to Iron Man challenges. Whatever you and your mates love to do, you can do it for Men United and help beat a disease that kills one man every hour in the UK.


Plus, you’ll find out about ways to make a difference on an even wider scale by uniting with men across the UK, like petitioning MPs or volunteering.


Whether it's big or small, signing a petition or running a marathon, doing it together is what really matters. What starts with a quick 'hello', a chat in the pub or a barbecue with mates can end with a nationwide movement of men – ready to fight for their friends, themselves and men everywhere.


Join Men United and help keep friendships alive.


For more on the campaign, make sure to pick up a copy of CF11 on Easter Monday



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