Everything you need to know about Bolton Wanderers’ last seven games
The end of the season is not far off but Wanderers still have seven games to play as they aim to continue their climb up the Ligue 1 table.
Los Blancos are currently nine points behind sixth-placed Sunderland and have slim hopes of qualifying for the play-offs.
Here are the teams Wanderers have yet to face and a summary of what Ian Evatt’s men can expect from each game.
WIGAN – Next weekend’s trip to DW Stadium is a big one for fans, but it’s arguably Wanderers’ toughest game on paper.
The Latics are currently second in the table – one point behind leaders Rotherham, who have played two more games.
Ian Evatt and company will be keen to deliver a great performance, having suffered a 4-0 defeat when the sides met at UniBol earlier this season.
The Wanderers are sure to have strong support at DW Stadium, having sold out their allocation of just over 4,000 tickets for the game.
But the Whites will have to watch out for Will Keane, who is the division’s second top scorer this season with 19 goals in 35 appearances.
PORTSMOUTH – Pompey is another team aiming to make a late push for the playoffs and this game is starting to look like a proper “six pointer.”
Danny Cowley’s side currently sit 10th in the table, one point above Los Blancos despite playing one less game.
Wanderers suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat when the sides met at Fratton Park in October, with John Marquis scoring the decisive goal.
The Whites will probably have to beat at least one of the teams above them if they want to break into the top six before the end of the season.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY – Wanderers and the Owls are two of the teams in form in the division since the start of the year.
Darren Moore’s men are now seventh in the table and have lost just one of their last seven matches.
Wanderers suffered another narrow road loss when the sides met at Hillsborough earlier this season despite an encouraging performance.
Wednesday is set to end in the play-offs, but a win would give Evatt’s men plenty of confidence heading into the final weeks of the campaign.
DONCASTER – The Wanderers will be the favorites for their trip to the Eco-Power Stadium, but Evatt stressed that these types of games are not easy to win.
The Yorkshire club currently find themselves in the drop zone, having won just seven league games since the start of the season.
But Rovers will be fighting for their lives and have already proven they are not to be underestimated, having recorded wins against Sunderland and MK Dons this season.
ACCRINGTON – The Reds have one of the worst away records in the division this season, having lost six of their last seven matches on the road.
John Coleman’s men are currently 13th in the table, eight points behind Wanderers, despite having played one less game.
Stanley recorded a narrow 1-0 win when the sides met at Wham Stadium earlier this season thanks to Tommy Leigh’s header.
However, Los Blancos were going through what Ian Evatt described as the worst injury crisis of his career at the time.
CHELTENHAM – Both sides have come a long way since being promoted last season, with Cheltenham winning the League Two title.
The points were split when Robins welcomed to UniBol earlier this season after an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Michael Duff’s men are currently 12th in the table but will need to make up eight points if they want to catch Los Blancos before the end of the season.
FLEETWOOD – Wanderers will be out for revenge after a night to forget at Highbury Stadium earlier this season.
The hosts lost 3-0 on a night when the Whites failed to adapt to the appalling conditions and finished the game with 10 men after Ricardo Santos received his marching orders.
Cod Army are currently 19th in the standings – just one point above the drop zone – and could be desperate for points when they head to the UniBol on the final day.