BOLTON Wanderers fans have been wishing The Whites all the best as they prepare for one of the biggest games in their recent history.

A point against Peterborough tomorrow should be enough to secure promotion back to the Championship for Phil Parkinson’s men.

The Whites are currently two points clear of third-placed Fleetwood with a superior goal difference, meaning that a draw should be enough. If Bolton win they are guaranteed promotion from League One, while they can still go up if they lose, if Fleetwood fail to win at home to Port Vale.

It has been a nervy few days for fans with supporters jetting in from all over the world, including Australia and the United States, for the big match. More than 20,000 fans are set to pack in to the Macron for the occasion, hoping that it is second-time lucky after a 92nd minute Fleetwood goal denied the Whites promotion last weekend.

Comedian and avid Bolton fan Stu Francis, said: “It’s like the Grand National. They’ve gone over the last jump and all they’ve got is the run in, if you can do the run in you’re there.

“They’ve done all the hard work and it’s just the final stretch.

“I’m more upbeat than I was against Port Vale last week. I’m more relaxed. All the best, come on you Whites.”

Bolton are bidding to return to the Championship at the first attempt after being relegated 12 months ago.

It will be the first time Wanderers have tasted promotion since they beat Preston 3-0 to get in to the Premier League way back in 2001.

The whole town will be cheering the team on as they look to finish the season on a high and seal promotion.

Cllr John Walsh, who represents Astley Bridge on Bolton Council, hasn’t missed a Whites match this season and believes that the players will get a result.

He said: “I was delighted that we got the result against Port Vale, it’s in the club’s control now. They did the right thing and got the result.

“One point is all we need now, or ideally three. It is there for the winning and we’re going to win.

“I’m nervous but excited. As much as I like a 95th minute winner, it would be good to be ahead before half time.”

The match kicks off at 12pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports so any fans that can’t make it will be able to enjoy it on television.

Those not lucky enough to be at the Macron are expected to pack in to bars around Bolton to cheer the Whites over the line.

The club has reminded fans not to encroach on to the pitch at the match and has also said that should it be the last home fixture of the season that the players will come back on to the field for a lap of appreciation.

Fans are also being reminded to arrive early to ensure that they are in their seats for kick off.

Bolton News Editor in Chief, Ian Savage, has also wished the team all the best ahead of the match.

He said: “It won’t just be great for the club but the whole town if the team can get over the line and seal promotion.

“There has been a real buzz around the area with the team doing well at the top of the league.

“Good luck to the team and the whole club from everyone at the Bolton News.”

Superfan Simon Yarwood is flying in from Melbourne in Australia for the occasion.

He has lived there for the past 13 years and will be bringing six-year-old son Harry with him for the big day.

Mr Yarwood will be staying with his parents in Wellington Road, Heaton and heading to the game with his dad, brother and niece.

Mr Yarwood said: “The atmosphere will be absolutely electric. It will be great to go and see a game there when you have a stadium full of people who are cheering for the team to go up.

“It’s going to be singing, dancing and flag waving. I have got every confidence that the team is going to get up.”

Also making a mammoth trip is Mark Yesilevskiy from Buffalo in the United States, who is travelling over for the match as part of his honeymoon.

It will be his first ever trip to watch the Whites and he said he was cautiously optimistic that they will do the job.

Prior to last week’s match against Port Vale, actor, comedian and television presenter Paddy McGuinness wished the team all the best for the end of the season, adding that promotion would be a great boost for ‘our town’.

Council leader Cliff Morris also spoke of his pride at what the team had achieved this season, saying that it was great for the town.

The club has urged fans to turn the stadium in to a wall of white.

Chairman Ken Anderson said: “ Our fans have been phenomenal both at home and on our travels this season and we really need their continued support to help us get over the line.

“A Super White army in full voice is a sight to behold and will help spur the players.”