Forest Green Rovers vs Bolton Wanderers preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Forest Green Rovers come into this fixture off the back of a goalless draw with Mansfield Town on Tuesday, whilst Bolton Wanderers extended their stellar run of form last week, coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Walsall with second-half goals from Kieran Lee and Eoin Doyle

Going into this fixture, just two points and two places separate the teams, with both sides looking to secure a win in order to cement their own promotion hopes. 

  • Team news

Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper will have defender Jordan Moore-Taylor back available, but will be without midfielder Ebou Adams, who misses out with a ligament injury.

Bolton boss Ian Evatt will be without captain Antoni Sarcevic who remains out due to a torn hamstring, whilst Marcus Maddison will be pushing for a start after featuring heavily in Bolton's recent revival. 

  • Predicted lineups

Forest Green Rovers:

Thomas; Stokes, Moore-Taylor, Godwin-Malife, Wilson, Bernard, Whitehouse, Cadden; Bailey; Collins, Matt.

Bolton Wanderers:

Gilks; Jones, Santos, Baptiste, John, Lee, Williams, Isgrove, Delfouneso, Maddison, Doyle.

  • Ones to watch

Forest Green Rovers: Odin Bailey

Odin Bailey has impressed during his loan spell with the Rovers, with his passing range and technical ability standing out amongst the rest. Saturday's fixture will be a lively game and Bailey will look to leave his mark and impress his parent club, Birmingham City, in an important fixture which could see Rovers become firm promotion favourites with a victory. 

Bolton Wanderers: Eoin Doyle

Eoin Doyle is currently in fine form, with the Irish striker netting 15 goals this season, playing a major role in the Trotters’ recent resurgence. Doyle may prove to be a handful for Forest Green on Saturday, especially considering that Forest Green have only kept two clean sheets in their last eight league outings. 

  • Previous meetings

Forest Green Rovers emerged victorious in the last meeting between the two sides, winning 1-0 at the University of Bolton Stadium with Carl Winchester's second half strike settling the contest. 
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  • How to watch

The game will be available to watch at 12pm on Saturday on Sky Sports Football. 

  • Manager quotes

In the build-up to the game, Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper said: 

“You look at the last couple of years and it shows you how volatile the game can be. Forest Green have gone the other way, up a few levels and it’s great that we’re playing Bolton, but we have to remember that we’re playing Bolton of League Two and we’re on a level playing field."

Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt said:

“Forest Green will be a game between two football teams trying to play the game the right way, in my opinion. It is a good surface and I think it will be a great advert for League Two football.''

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