Wanderers’ busy fixture list continues tonight when they welcome MK Dons to the University of Bolton Stadium.

Ian Evatt’s men enter the game in high spirits following an emphatic 5-0 victory at Peterborough over the weekend. Dion Charles scored a hat trick at London Road, while skipper Ricardo Santos bagged a brace against his former club.

The Whites have now won their last four matches and are up to fourth in the League One table – only behind third place Ipswich on goal difference at this stage.

Team news

Wanderers have no new injury concerns following Saturday’s game, while George Thomason is back in training following a spell out of action with a knee injury.

The midfielder recovered ahead of schedule after a specialist decided the injury did not require surgery.

Conor Bradley is still suspended after picking up his 10th booking of the season, but Elias Kachunga has now served his ban.

The likes of Dan Nlundulu, George Johnston and MJ Williams remain sidelined, while Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Jack Iredale are long-term absentees.

Opposition lowdown

MK Dons currently sit 20th in the League One table – one point above the relegation zone after a difficult first half of the campaign.

Former Leeds coach Mark Jackson took charge at Stadium MK back in December following Liam Manning’s departure.

Jackson’s side were held to a 1-1 draw against Oxford at the weekend but have won their last couple of away fixtures against Forest Green and Bristol Rovers.


Wanderers have faced MK Dons nine times in their history, with a record of three wins, three draws and three defeats.

Wanderers ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met at Stadium MK back in September, with Dion Charles and Gethin Jones both getting on the scoresheet that day.

The points were shared when the sides last met at the UniBol following a thrilling 3-3 draw. Alex Baptiste scored a dramatic late equaliser, with Josh Sheehan and Amadou Bakayoko also on target for the Whites.

Predicted line-up

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