FAN power can make all the difference as Wanderers shape up for their second major away test in successive Saturdays.

Roy McFarland is confident his team will avoid a repeat of last week's dismal derby display at Old Trafford when they resume their rivalry with Liverpool at Anfield.

Confidence has been boosted by Tuesday's Coca-Cola Cup victory over Brentford and the return to the team's familiar 4-4-2 formation. The team and the style are expected to be unchanged.

But one major difference will be the presence of 3,000 Bolton supporters, who were forced to watch the United game on a screen at Burnden Park.

McFarland believes that will be to Wanderers' advantage tomorrow. "I'm making no excuses for the performance at Old Trafford because you sensed we went there just to look at the surroundings," the manager points out.

"But it was intimidating at times because we didn't have anyone behind us. We have a magnificent following and they will make a big difference tomorrow."

Transfer-listed Alan Stubbs, sidelined this week with a hamstring injury, will not be considered, nor will record buy Gerry Taggart, who came through a reserve outing last night but is still striving for full match fitness.

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