Bolton Wanderers sit on -2 points in League One. However, despite improved form recently, hard work needs to continue to climb out of the relegation zone.
Despite the injury blows within Keith Hill’s squad, he has got his men playing to a great standard recently.
Even though they got knocked out of the FA Cup by Plymouth Argyle last weekend, they have been improving in League One. They have also gone through to the next round of the Leasing.com Trophy.
They recently beat Fleetwood at home, 2-1. This win took them to -2 points. A massive improvement on the -12 they started out on this season.
In order to now climb out of the minus points and relegation zone, they will need some wins. Here are two fixtures they could take advantage of soon…
Bolton Wanderers v MK Dons
This Saturday will see the Trotters play MK Dons. Not only does being at home give them an advantage, but MK Dons being 21st in the League also helps.
When they have been beating the likes of Fleetwood who are in the top half of the table, Bolton should be confident here.
MK Dons currently have 13 points and are struggling. Bolton need to take advantage of that and aim for a win.
Accrington Stanley away
On the 23rd of November, Bolton will travel to Accrington Stanley. The fact that Bolton will be the away team may not favour their chances of winning.
However, Accrington Stanley are currently 19th in League One and are on 15 points. They should be able to use that to their advantage.
If Bolton can get some points from MK Dons, that should give them the confidence to beat Accrington Stanley too.
Despite the positive thinking about Bolton getting out of the minus points and possibly the relegation zone too, there may be another issue.
Earlier in the season, Bolton couldn’t fulfil two fixtures. After a player strike, their clash with Brentford was called off. Then a player welfare issue meant that their clash with Doncaster also didn’t go ahead.
This has all meant that further misconduct charges could be placed on the club. The Bolton News has reported that the EFL will make a decision and it will be announced next week. Could all the hard work at Bolton be a waste of time?