WANDERERS fans have once again turned out in numbers home and away this season.

New figures show that the Whites boasted the third biggest average away attendance in League One alongside the second-highest average home gate.

A total 40,067 supporters went on the road with Bolton this season, averaging out at 1,742. Only two clubs managed to top that number – Portsmouth (1,778) and Derby County (2,220).

Bolton’s away following was up just over nine per cent on the 2022/23 season.

Nine clubs averaged more than 1,000 fans away from home, the list also including Reading (1,229), Blackpool (1,111), Oxford United (1,087), Charlton Athletic (1,057), Barnsley (1,033) and Carlisle United (1,018).

The lowest average away attendances in the division were Fleetwood (175), Burton Albion (309) and Cheltenham Town (368).

The biggest collection of Bolton fans at any one game this season was 4,209, who watched the 1-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic in February. The smallest contingent was 742 who travelled to Fratton Park, Portsmouth, for a December game which was also televised on Sky Sports.

Wanderers fans travelled an average 143 miles per away trip, which was three per cent higher than the divisional average. Carlisle United’s supporters had the longest trips, coming in at 223 miles on average, with Exeter City also weighing in at 211 miles. The least travelling was done by Derby County at 108 miles.

Gates at the Toughsheet Stadium were the highest since the Premier League days, averaging 21,080, including 19,817 home supporters. That came off the back of record season ticket sales of just under 16,500.

The average number of away fans at Bolton was 1,263, with Carlisle bringing the biggest number (4,407) for their 3-1 win in October.

The Cumbrians also boasted one of the division’s highest ratios of travelling supporters compared to home gates with 14.1 per cent of their regulars also backing them on the road. Northampton Town (14.2 per cent) had the highest total in League One, with Fleetwood (6.3 per cent) the lowest.