MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 4 v Blackburn Rovers 0
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DF: " I didn't know if it would insult him bringing him on with five minutes to go" - on why he didn't bring Alan Hutton on
DF: "We have been playing with a different type of two up front most of the season"
DF: "When we do get a good result I wont start taking all the credit"
DF: "The fans stuck by us and the players are stronger for that"
DF: "Im still disappointed with the start to this season"
DF: "I felt we set the tone of the game, our midfield dominated"
DF: "It could have been more but I will settle for four"
DF: "We played some wonderful stuff today"
DF: "That was a result really for the fans"
DF: "I think we deserved more"
Dougie Freedman is now in the hotseat
GB: "Congratulation to him he got it right, I must ask him where he gets his eyes tested from though" - regarding assistant awarding third goal
GB: "The goalie has made an outstanding save today" - Bogdan save from Rhodes
GB: "It is a local derby and we didn't display enough passion"
GB: "I thought the first goal was crucial and we had two very good opportunities"
Gary Bowyer enters the press room
But back here at the Reebok we are still awaiting the arrival of both managers
And finally Connor Wilkinson was an unused sub as Torquay United were defeated 3-0 away to Hartlepool
Craig Davies played the full game for Preston as they overcame Walsall by two goals to one at Deepdale
Odelusi came off the bench on the 53rd minute for MK Dons but fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United
A quick look on the loan front - Keith Andrews played the full 90 minutes in Brighton's 1-0 away victory against Millwall
But in the meantime, why not check out Marc Iles' match report by clicking the link here
The coverage continues here though as we take you all the way through the post-match press conference
The whole team goes over to the Wanderers fans who have all stayed behind to applaud the team off the pitch
And it's all over here at the Reebok. What a perfect performance and result from the Wanderers
Rhodes smashes a free-kick from the edge of the area straight at Bogdan
Thunderous effort from the 'present' whose piledriver beats Robinson from all of 30-yards!
And their wish is met by Moritz!!
'We want four' is the chant from the Bolton faithful
There will be a minimum of three minutes added time
Chungy tries to find Moritz in the box but Lowe is there to intercept at the very last
Looks like Moritz is now playing as the lone striker with Mason on the right, Chungy on the left
The final sub for Bolton is Trotter on to replace Jutkiewicz
Gestede has his first chance to run at the Bolton defence which he wastes by smashing the ball high and wide from distance
Gestede heads straight down the throat of Bogdan from Spurr's long throw
Moritz is on for Danns
Ream drives the free-kick straight into the wall, the ball pinballs around in the six-yard box and Mason lashes the ball into the side netting
Spearing to take, five-yards outside the box...
Chungy is caught late by Kane who is given only a warning by the referee
Bogdan catchers Kane's cross easily and releases Danns on the right to mount a swift attack
Conway takes and it evades everyone and goes out for a goalkick
Spearing brings down Spurr 30-yards from goal, free-kick Rovers
Looks like a straight swap with Chungy slotting in on the left
Davies is replaced by Chungy
Jutkiewicz wins a free-kick wide left, Bolton in no need to launch it into the box and play it short to Ream
Kane replaces Kilgallon
Olsson flicks Spurr's long throw wide but it was never really troubling Bogdan
The Wanderers are still asking all the questions as we approach the last 20 minutes
Neat build-up play from Bolton at the edge of the Blackburn penalty area that ends with Baptiste's shot rising over the crossbar
Bolton fans are taunting their opponents now by greeting every pass with 'wayyyyy'
Danns' clever backheel sets Baptiste away down the right but his low cross was cleared by Lowe
17,541 is todays official attendance
Rhodes should have scored as he heads Olsson's cross wide with Bogdan stood helpless
Baptiste picks out a sublime pass to Jutkiewicz down the right who cuts in onto his favoured left-foot but his shot nis deflected and spins out for a throw-in
Jutkiewicz drags a shot just past the post after Danns carried the ball all the way into the box and teed up the front man
The referee makes amends for the bad decision by awarding Knight a free-kick for a 'foul' on him whilst trying to clear the free-kick
Spearing slides in on Henley and wins the ball, the assistant referee flags for a free-kick and now Conway has another chance to deliver from a dangerous position
Spurr lashes a shot wide from distance
Knight heads Spearings corner inches past the post
What a perfect start to the second-half for Bolton as Mason runs down the right channel and wins another corner off Spurr
Varney heads Conway's free-kick over the crossbar
Davies is cautioned for a late challenge on Henley
Very controversial, the Rovers players surrounded the assistant referee after he awarded the goal, he was definitely not in line so it much have been a fair bit over
The ball works its way back to Spearing 25-yards out and he thunders an effort which cannons off the underside of the crossbar, bounces over the line (so the assistant referee says) and back out. Referee awards a goal after 10 seconds of indecision
Spearing scores for Bolton!
Spearing hits the wall with the free-kick
Evans brings down Danns at the edge of the area, slightly left-sided, Spearing standing over it
Wanderers get the second-half underway
Evans and Varney are on to replace Williamson and Taylor
Standing ovation from the Wanderers supporters as the referee brings the first-half to an end.
Danns' volley was blocked and Mason hit the rebound on the turn across goal and into the bottom corner from 10-yards. 2-0 Bolton!
Mason doubles the lead!
What a chance for Mason! Spearing wins the ball in midfield and slides the striker in one-on-one with Robinson but the 'keeper guesses right and saves down to his right
Brilliant pressure from the Wanderers forces the ball all the way back to Robinson who is made to kick the ball out for a throw-in
Danns dodges two challenges at the edge of the box and unleashes a rocket that stings the palms of Robinson and Spurr is on hand to clear the danger
The game has gone flat since the goal with neither side creating an opening
Rhodes is caught offside from Kilgallon's long ball
Williamson catches Medo late and the Whites are awarded a free-kick
Danns is caught offside from Knight's long pass
The corner is cleared and Blackburn launch a counter-attack which results in Olsson's piledriver grazing the roof of the net
One-two between Baptiste and Jutkiewicz wins Bolton a corner
Bolton building up the right slowly with a number of consecutive throw-ins
Bolton keeping the ball now, switching from left to right, and back again
Superb running from Mason who plays the ball to Danns, he gets to the byline and checks back inside before picking out the deep run of Medo and he makes no mistake from 15-yards heading back across goal into the bottom corner!
Goal for Bolton and it's Medo!
Lowe heads away Ream's free-kick from the left
Brilliant work from Jutkiewicz to work the ball to Davies on the left, but he is closed down quickly and the chance fades away
Olsson shoots over the the crossbar from the edge of the area
And straight up the other end Mason challenges Robinson to win a corner, but the goalkeeper was the first to Ream's central set-piece
Knight's poor header played in Rhodes but Bogdan was out quickly to deny the front man from 12-yards
Jutkiewicz heads Baptiste's pin-point cross from the right over the crossbar
Jutkiewicz and Mason link up with the latter scrambling the ball straight into the hands of Robinson
Bogdan threw himself to his left to stop Williamson's dipping volley with two hands
Olsson re-enters the frame
Danns fouls Olsson and the defender leaves the field of play for treatment
And Bogdan catches Conway's deep cross at the second attempt at the other end
Davies dispossessed Henley in the right-back position and drove into the box before firing past Robinson but he couldn't beat Lowe, what a brilliant goal that would have been!
Rowe clears off the line!
Mason fouls Henley and gives away a cheap free-kick in the attacking third
Wheater heads Spearings corner wide
Danns deflected shot nearly looped over Robinson but the former England international did superbly to backtrack and push the ball around the post for a corner
Gestede is late in on Knight and receives a yellow card
Ream meets Spearing's corner but he fails to keep his free header down
Medo's strike hits the wall and goes behind for a corner
Ream and Medo standing over it....
Davies is brought down by Spur at the edge of the D, Bolton free-kick
And Bogdan is off his line very quickly to catch Spurr's long throw
Zat Knight clears the danger as Conway bursts down the left channel
Blackburn get the first-half underway
The players are heading out of the tunnel and begin their pre-match rituals
The Blackburn fans are in full voice already, doesn't seem like they have brought as many as usual though
Today's referee in Paul Tierney from Lancashire and he has never officiated a Bolton game before!
A little under 20 mins until kick-off
And his strike partner Mason has also scored two goals in two games against Rovers
And one from the half empty glass...
2:10pm Sat 1 Mar 14
J J J J says
Game is lost before its even begun, with knight in there we have lost, about 75% of games he has played we have lost (this is an estimate) or not won, would have started hutton and moved baptiste across and put ream in the middle with Wheater. Hutton would have slotted in nicely and ream and wheater have played together before in the PL and did well, disappointed to see knight starting.
Jutkiewicz has twice scored the winning goals against Blackburn, and has three goals in three games against todays visitors
Some very positive posts on Hutton and the scoreline today.
12:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14
liss white says
I was critical of the club missing out on the last two full backs but credit where credit's due - I think Hutton is a very good loan signing. If we can keep Rhodes quiet, then I fancy we might nick it today.
10:40am Sat 1 Mar 14
Beyond News Forum says
2 up front and Alan Hutton propping up the back with DW. I think we can build on the result last week. I think DF has earned a third chance from myself as I can see a method to his madness during the last two weeks.
My only qualm... blinking Preston are loving the 'in form' Craig Davis. Well I hope when we bring him back that he can hit the ground running. Craig deserves his chance in the squad.
I think 3-0 is achievable today - COYWM!
9:42am Sat 1 Mar 14
come on Bolton we can win these 2-1 and a red card 2 Blackburn donna and nick blackpool whites
So no Hutton from the start then - Freedman said he was ready to roll if necessary and has included him on the bench.
Blackburn: Robinson, Spurr, Kilgallon, Lowe, Rhodes, Olsson, Wiliamson, Taylor, Henley, Conway, Gestede.
Subs: Kane, Eastwood, Varney, Dabo, Lenehan, Evans, Rittenberg.
Subs: Lonergan, Hutton, Hall, Eagles, Chung-Yong, Moritz, Trotter.
Derby day predictions coming up - but first the teams.
Bogdan, Baptiste, Knight, Wheater, Ream, Spearing, Kamara, Davies, Danns, Mason, Jutkiewicz.
Good afternoon folks. A little later than advertised - but welcome to Matchday Live!
Join Marc Iles for all the pre-match banter from around 1.15pm today. Tweet your questions and views to @MarcIles and then check back for Mikael McKenzie bringing you extensive text commentary from 3pm and post-match comments from both managers immediately after the game.
Wanderers 6 Blackburn 0
HOT on the heels of Huddersfield Town and West Brom at the top of the First Division, this resounding derby victory kept the pressure on going into the final two games of the season.
David Jack, pictured, scored four on the day at Burnden Park, with Joe Smith and JR Smith getting the other two in what remains Wanderers’ biggest victory over their Lancashire rivals in 149 meetings.
Despite victory over Liverpool the next weekend, a 0-0 draw against West Brom on the final day meant a third-placed finish for Charles Foweraker’s side – equalling their highest-ever finishing position for a third and final time.
Wanderers 3 Blackburn 1
DESPITE beating their local rivals on the final day of the season, Wanderers would be denied a fourth third-placed finish in the top division by Arsenal on goal average.
Nottingham Forest won the FA Cup that season and had beaten Wanderers en route to their Wembley win over Luton at the quarter final stage.
But it had still been a successful season – capped off with Ray Parry scoring twice, once from the penalty spot, and Nat Lofthouse, pictured, taking his season tally to an incredible 35.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
El Hadji Diouf
Controversial, enigmatic but always dangerous, the Senegal international became a cult hero at the Reebok despite his indiscretions. He played 136 times for Wanderers and scored 24 goals – but won oh so many free kicks.
Blackburn snapped him up after a disappointing spell at Sunderland and while he never rediscovered the same magic for Sam Allardyce at Ewood Park, he still made nearly 70 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Hard working Yorkshireman who wore the captain’s armband under Colin Todd and helped Wanderers back into the Premier League after relegation. His departure in the summer of 1999 proved one of the chief reasons for Todd’s resignation.
Leeds product Sellars had earlier helped Blackburn to victory in the Full Members Cup and promotion to the top flight in 1992 before moving again to Elland Road.
Wanderers 1986 (loan)
Flying winger who arrived for a short spell on loan from Middlesbrough in 1986 under Phil Neal in Division Three. He played only five games at Burnden Park but scored in a 4-0 victory over Newport County.
He would go on to have much greater success at Blackburn, where he became the club’s record signing at £2.2m before the arrival of Alan Shearer. He helped Kenny Dalglish’s men to the Premier League title in 1995 and also went on to win two England caps.
ONE TO WATCH – Jordan Rhodes
It might be the most obvious statement ever but if Wanderers give Jordan Rhodes an inch, he’ll take a mile, as they found out to their cost in August at Ewood Park.
With 16 goals this season, Rhodes is currently in a barren spell by his high standards having not hit the back of the net in the last eight games.
But the Scot is at his most dangerous when you forget he is in the game – and the Whites’ makeshift back four will have to be on guard for 90 minutes to stop him hitting form again.
TEAM NEWS FOR BLACKBURN
Rovers skipper Grant Hanley is out of the game with an ankle injury.
Gary Bowyer's side are unlikely to risk key midfielder Tom Cairney after he sustained an ankle injury in last weekend’s victory at Reading.
That will force a reshuffle in the middle of the park, with ex-Millwall man Chris Taylor likely to come into the equation.
Dickson Etuhu (ankle), Josh King (hamstring) and Ben Marshall (ankle) are all definitely out for Rovers.
TEAM NEWS FOR WANDERERS
Dougie Freedman has confirmed that Jermaine Beckford misses out again through illness, while Matt Mills is also facing a fortnight on the sidelines with a knee strain.
Darren Pratley is ruled out with a shoulder injury picked up in last week's win over Watford but Andre Moritz has been passed fit for the Whites.
New signing Alan Hutton, wearing number three, will also be in the squad.
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