Stevenage’s captain insists the Wanderers name counts for nothing when the sides meet for the first time in a competitive fixture this afternoon.

The two clubs have very different histories with the Boro only promoted to the Football League for the first time 10 years ago.

Bolton’s reputation is of little concern to skipper Scott Cuthbert though, with Alex Revell’s strugglers looking to end a 13-game winless run in all competitions against Ian Evatt’s side.

“I know for myself they are a team I have never faced before because they have always been in the divisions higher and we know how big a team and how well supported they are but that means nothing,” Cuthbert told his club’s website.

“They are in our league and they are a team in front of us and we back ourselves at home to put on a really strong performance and get a good result.

“We are looking forward to it and we are positive. In terms of our performances in the last five games, they have been good. All we have lacked is that killer edge.

“The lads are positive and working hard. We just have to keep on going, keep on pushing and the goals and wins will come.

“Things are going a lot better than the results suggest it is just important that we keep on believing in what we are doing and stay positive.”