Bolton vs Wycombe, League One Preview, Gameweek 2, 2022
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Bolton Wanderers' Oladapo Afolayan breaks away from Wycombe Wanderers' Jordan Obita during the Sky Bet League One match between Wycombe Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers at Adams Park on November 20, 2021 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Following their 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers will be looking to capture their first win of the new season on Saturday. 

The Wanderers took a 1-0 lead last weekend thanks to Aaron Morely's penalty kick, but Lee Evans' equaliser meant the spoils were shared in East Anglia.

Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe side couldn't have asked for a much better start to the season, with goals from David Wheeler, Anis Mehmet and Josh Scowen securing a 3-0 win on the opening weekend. 

The Chairboys lost in the League One play-off final to Sunderland last season, so will be aiming to go one step further and achieve promotion to the Championship.

  • Team news

Bolton

Midfielder Kyle Dempsey, who missed last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Ipswich, is a doubt for this weekend's game. 

Ian Evatt's side has a relatively clean bill of health, with the only absentees being Josh Sheenan, Lloyd Isgrove and Eoin Toal, who have all had long-term injuries.

Wycombe

Wycombe will be without defender Chris Forino and midfielder Curtis Thompson, who are both currently nursing injuries of their own. 

Much like Bolton, the rest of Ainsworth's squad are injury free going into this fixture.

  • Likely lineups

Bolton

Trafford, Bradley, Santos, Johnston, John, Morely, Williams, Lee, Kachunga, Agolayan, Charles

Wycombe

Dickinson, Jacobson, Tafazolli, Grimmer, Wheeler, Gape, Scowen, Mehmeti, Horgan, McCleary, Vokes

  • Key players

Oladapo Afolayan

The former West Ham winger enjoyed a brilliant season in 2021/22, scoring 12 League One goals and adding a further seven assists to his tally, justifying why Bolton brought him in permanently after a season on loan in the North West.

Afolayan is tricky left sided player, and certainly one Wycombe defenders will need to keep an eye on throughout the game.

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Sam Vokes

Veteran striker Sam Vokes helped his side reach the League One play-offs last season, scoring 16 goals and providing five assists, his second best scoring season in his career.

The former Premier League man will by Wycombe's main source of goals once again this season, and will need to be on top form if the Chairboys are to get promoted.

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  • Match details

Where is the game being played?

This fixture will be played at Bolton's University of Bolton Stadium

What time is kick-off?

Kick-off for this game is scheduled to be 15:00 BST on Saturday August 6.

How can I watch?

There is no live stream or television of this broadcast in the UK and Ireland, but radio commentary will be available via iFollow.

 

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