Bolton Wanderers Factfile

Friday 6 May 2016 08:00

Fulham and relegated Bolton Wanderers will each be looking to end disappointing campaigns on a positive note at Craven Cottage on Saturday (12:30pm).

The opposition

Bolton will be playing in the third tier of English football next season for the first time since 1993. Their relegation was confirmed just under a month ago following a 4-1 loss at Derby County.

In reality, though, the writing had been on the wall for some time as the club were plagued by financial problems, while on the pitch they have mustered just five league wins all season.

One of those came in their previous fixture as they defeated confirmed Play-Off Semi-Finalists Hull City 1-0 at the Macron Stadium. They will need to win at the Cottage on Saturday to avoid going the entire campaign without an away victory.

Team news

Striker Gary Madine and midfielder Josh Vela have been ruled out, but Wellington Silva and Oscar Threlkeld could return.

Tickets

Junior fans can attend Saturday’s game for just £1 in all areas of the ground, while adult prices start from £25. These will increase £30 on matchday.

Weather

It could be a balmy one in SW6 on Saturday, with the thermometer potentially hitting 22 degrees come kick-off.

Coral match odds

Fulham: 7/10

Draw: 13/5

Bolton: 18/5

(Odds subject to change)

Last time we met

Fulham were left to rue missed chances as they could only draw 2-2 at the Macron in the final fixture before Christmas. The Whites took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Ross McCormack capitalised on a defensive error to tee up Luke Garbutt for his first goal for the Club. Alexander Kačaniklić then clipped the crossbar and Moussa Dembélé blazed over after sprinting through. After the break Kačaniklić had a one-on-one chance saved, an incident that proved crucial as two Zach Clough goals put the home side in the ascendency. Thankfully, though, another stunning McCormack free-kick five minutes from time earned his side a point, although it could have been all three after he rattled the bar in stoppage time.

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