2017-18 club-by-club guide: Bolton Wanderers

NEWSATDEN looks at all of Millwall’s 23 opponents ahead of the 2017-18 Championship season.

Next up, Lucas Ball casts an eye over Bolton Wanderers.

Name: Bolton Wanderers

Manager: Phil Parkinson

Stadium: Macron Stadium (28,723)

Postcode: BL6 6JW

Club website: www.bwfc.co.uk

Nearest train station: Horwich Parkway

Title odds (Sky Bet): 100/1

Last Meeting: League One – Bolton 2-0 Millwall, November 19, 2016

Last season

Position: 2nd in Sky Bet League One (promoted)

Goals for: 68

Goals against: 36

Top league goal scorers: Josh Vela, Gary Madine (10)

2017-18 Transfers

Ins: Adam le Fondre, Andrew Taylor, Mark Little, Will Buckley

Outs: Max Clayton, Conor Wilkinson, Dean Moxey, Liam Trotter, Lewis Buxton, Reece Wabara, Jamie Proctor

Former Bradford manager Phil Parkinson struck early in this transfer market, making three signings before the start of July. Experienced striker Adam le Fondre made his loan switch from Cardiff City permanent, in between deals for Mark Little and Andrew Taylor.

Winger Will Buckley also joined from Sunderland.

Parkinson has released a number of players, including ex-Millwall men Liam Trotter and Conor Wilkinson. Trotter has yet to find a new club, while Wilkinson joined Ady Pennock’s Gillingham.

Dean Moxey signed for League Two Exeter and Max Clayton opted to join Blackpool, who are back in League One after winning the League Two play-off final in May.

Another former Millwall man, Filipe Morais, signed a new deal recently to continue his working relationship with Parkinson after the pair were together at Bradford.

It took Bolton just one season to return to the second tier, following their relegation with Charlton and MK Dons in 2015-16.

Parkinson’s side beat Millwall comfortably twice last season, with both games finishing 2-0.

Former Lions centre-back Mark Beevers was one of their best performers, marshalling a defence that gave away the fewest goals in League One last season.

Millwall haven’t beaten Bolton in seven games. Their last victory came courtesy of a Darius Henderson double – including a 90th-minute winner – in the Championship in October 2012.

Millwall’s first home league game of the season is against Bolton.

Millwall vs Bolton (Saturday, August 12)

Bolton vs. Millwall (Tuesday, April 10)

Graphic: @ShedCreative