Millwall's League One opposition: Bolton

Name: Bolton Wanderers

Manager: Phil Parkinson

Ground + Capacity: Macron Stadium – 28,723

Sat Nav Post Code: BL6 6JW

Nearest Train Station: Horwich Parkway

Odds: 12/1

Last Meeting: Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Millwall – 14/03/15

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FROM Bayern Munich to Bury. In just nine years, Bolton Wanderers have slipped down the hierarchy from UEFA Cup glory to League One misery.

Kevin Davies' 82nd minute goal secured a 2-2 draw for the Trotters in the Allianz Arena on a famous night for the club – they even qualified from a group containing the German giants, Sevilla and Besiktas.

Next season, however, they will find themselves facing trips to Rochdale, Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town.

After a disastrous 2015-16 campaign, Bolton found themselves propping up the Championship table, a huge nineteen points from safety.

Just five wins and 41 goals all season ensured a miserable campaign for all involved.

Despite their issues, they should not be underestimated as they begin life in the third tier.

Phil Parkinson has jumped ship from Bradford City – there will be a lot of change at the Macron before the big kick-off and a strong squad could be built.

Of course, Lions fans know all about one member of the squad – Liam Trotter.

The midfielder divided opinion in his time at The Den, but after making 164 appearances over three spells, the Den faithful will know what he is capable of.

Neil Harris began life as Millwall's caretaker manager the last time the two clubs met.

Ian Holloway left the Lions in the relegation zone in March 2015 and despite his best efforts, the legendary striker could not save the club from the drop.

With a capacity of nearly 30,000, the Macron Stadium will present one of the biggest challenges for Millwall next season – literally!

Mark Litchfield