Bolton VS Charlton Preview
The Addick’s look to make it four unbeaten in the league as they travel up north to take on Bolton Wanderes.
Charlton will be looking to make amends for last season’s failures as Bolton did the double over the Londoners. The home tie saw a struggling Charlton side get embarrassed 4-1 by the Trotters on home turf. Despite a much better performance second time round, a late winner at the University of Bolton Stadium made it two for two for The Wanderers
The two League One sides are both looking to challenge for promotion back to The Championship, as the stature of the clubs see them a level below where they’ll feel they should be.
Both sides have made decent starts in the league despite their tough opening fixtures, with The Addicks currently sitting one point above their opposition.
Ben Garner’s new-look reds travel to Bolton unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, with their last league outing ending in a 1-1 draw away at Wycombe.
After a bright start, Bolton welcome Charlton having lost their last two league games to promotion challengers Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth, being beat 2-0 on both occasions.
It was a quiet deadline day for The Addicks as their planned loan for former striker Macauley Bonne fell through at the last minute. After the medical was completed, it is reported that QPR pulled the plug on the deal, leaving Charlton empty handed. The failed move for the striker leaves an out of form Jayden Stockley as the only fit senior striker available to Ben Garner.
Therefore, it looks likely that Charlton will line-up mostly unchanged, with Sam Lavelle being the only potential swap for Ryan Inniss who is a doubt. Chuks Aneke, Mandela Egbo, Ryan Sessegnon and Corey Blackett-Taylor are all still carrying injuries; however, Conor McGrandles maybe fit enough to return to the bench.
Bolton added to their squad with signing of left wing-back Owen Back on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season. Beck will be looking to make his debut against The Addicks on Saturday as he challenges Jack Iredale for the position.
Trotters’ manager Ian Evatt has also confirmed that Josh Sheehan is back from injury, stating “Josh feels like a new signing, and we’re pleased to have him back”.