Wanderers have passed 18,000 ticket sales for Saturday’s League One clash against Rotherham United at the UniBol.

The club is holding its first Family Day, which will include music from Bolton FM and special appearances from Lofty the Lion around the ground.

It will be the Whites’ biggest home gate of the season so far as Ian Evatt’s men aim to continue their strong start to life back in the third tier.

“Saturday is a representation of what our club is all about; family and football,” chairman Sharon Brittan told the club’s website.

“After so many months apart, let’s celebrate how far we’ve come, both as a club and as a community, and just enjoy being together again. The support so far this season has been superb and we want to keep building on that.

“We’ve set prices for the game at an affordable rate to encourage as many fans as possible to either make their first step into the stadium – or their first visit back in a long time.

“Ian and the players are flying. Let’s show the team how big their Bolton family is and how each and every one of us is behind them every step of the way. I’ll look forward to seeing you all this weekend!”

Tickets are still available for the game and are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for over-65s and under-18s.

The club is urging supporters to buy their tickets in advance to avoid queues and there will be no cash turnstiles on the day.