WANDERERS will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Papa John’s Trophy when they host Liverpool Under-21s on Tuesday night (KO 7pm).

Ian Evatt’s men enter the game on the back of a 2-1 win against Shrewsbury thanks to goals from Antoni Sarcevic and Dapo Afolayan.

Here is everything you need to know about the cup clash.

Team news

Gethin Jones is ruled out after being forced off in Saturday’s win against Shrewsbury with a dead leg. Harry Brockbank is set to replace the Welshman at right back.

Liam Edwards and Xavier Amaechi remain sidelined by injury, while Evatt has hinted he could make further changes due to the Whites’ busy schedule.


Wanderers recorded a 3-2 victory against League Two Port Vale in their Group D opener last month.

Meanwhile, the young Reds suffered a 4-0 defeat against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena in their opening fixture.

Barry Lewtas’ side are 11th in the Premier League 2 table, having taken five points from their opening seven fixtures.

Both sides failed to make it past the group stage last season, with Liverpool losing all three of their matches.

How to follow the action

The best place to follow the action is our matchday blog, featuring build-up and live updated from the UniBol.

The match is also available to watch on iFollow for UK and international viewers, and is priced at £10.

Live commentary from the UniBol is also available for £2.50, while season passes are priced at £45.

Commentary is also available on Bolton FM and BBC radio Manchester on FM and DAB.

Predicted line-up

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