Match Previews

Venue: The Macron Stadium
Date: Saturday 5th December 2015, 3pm K.O.

The Bluebirds travel to face Bolton Wanderers looking to maintain their pressure on the Sky Bet Championship top six.


Bolton Wanderers are without a win in twelve matches, and foot the Sky Bet Championship table, having struggled for form throughout this campaign.

While they would have been encouraged by a point against Brentford last time out – one of four draws from their last six games – the Trotters will be keen to start converting those draws into wins if they are to rise out of the relegation zone.

Neil Danns scored a second-half equaliser against the Bees on Monday – his second strike of the campaign – while Liam Feeney has led the way with four goals. In attack, Neil Lennon’s men have been rocked by an injury to Max Clayton while midfielder Mark Davies will also miss out having picked up five bookings this season.


Three City players spent time on loan at the Macron Stadium last season, with Kevin McNaughton, Adam le Fondre and Joe Mason all pulling on the white shirt. It was Mason’s third loan spell at the Club, for whom he scored a total of ten goals.

Once England international Michael Ricketts(pictured below) also turned out for both sides. The forward enjoyed his best years at Bolton, netting a total of forty-six goals in 112 games, including his strike in the 2001 First Division Play-Off Final at the Millennium Stadium. He would later score five goals on loan for the Bluebirds in 2005/06.

This match could see the Ameobi brothers reunite, as Sammy’s older brother, Shola, was signed by the Trotters this year, and scored on his début against Leeds United.


This week we took a look back at a significant encounter between City and the Trotters during the Bluebirds’ 1927 FA Cup run, including the story of Trixie the cat! Click on the picture below to read the piece in full.

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The Cardiff City Ticket Office will be selling tickets for the match until 5pm on Friday 4th December, while there will also be cash only sales on the day at Turnstile E of the Macron Stadium.

LISTEN: Supporters can listen in live on Cardiff City Player HD* for all the action from Bolton v City.

WATCH: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City Player HD*

SOCIAL: Live updates from the Macron Stadium will come via our official Twitter account, @CardiffCityFC.

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