2018-19 Championship preview: Bolton Wanderers

NEWSATDEN looks at all of Millwall’s 23 opponents ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season.

Next up, Lucas Ball looks at Bolton Wanderers.

Name: Bolton Wanderers



Nickname: The Trotters; Wanderers

Manager: Phil Parkinson

Stadium: Macron Stadium [28,723]



Postcode: BL6 6JW

Club website: www.bwfc.co.uk

Nearest train station: Horwich Parkway [Directions: http://www.footballgroundguide.com]

Promotion odds (Sky Bet): 50/1

Last meeting: Sky Bet Championship – Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Millwall [Elliott 34', Ben Marshall 63']; April 10, 2018

Last season: 21st in Sky Bet Championship

Goals for: 39

Goals against: 74

Top league goal scorer: Gary Madine (10)

First-team 2018-19 transfers

Ins: Pawel Olkowski; Jason Lowe; Clayton Donaldson; Stephen Duke-McKenna; Erhun Oztumer; Chiori Johnson; Joe Pritchard [all free transfers]

Outs: Chris Taylor; Mark Howard [free transfers to Blackpool]; Jeff King [free transfer to St Mirren]; Aaron Wilbraham [free transfer to Rochdale]; Karl Henry; Derik Osede; Jan Kirchoff; Filipe Morais; Darren Pratley; Dorian Dervite; Jem Karacan; Chinedu Obasi [all released]; Ben Amos [loan to Millwall]

Bolton only survived on the last day of the season in 2017-18, scoring twice in the final three minutes to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 and keep their place in the Championship.

Millwall ended their hoodoo at Bolton last season, Tom Elliott and now-Norwich winger Ben Marshall netting for a first league win at the Trotters since 1973.

Players recently went on strike due to delayed bonus and wages payments, with new Millwall signing Ben Amos one of those allegedly left out of pocket.

Parkinson has very little money to spend, picking up a number of free transfers this summer.

Prediction: Relegation

This Bolton squad just doesn't seem to have enough about them to stay up, with no real stand-out additions to the side. There already seems to be a disconnect between management and the dressing room too, potentially causing ex-Bradford man Parkinson problems this season.

Image: Millwall FC 

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