Can Bolton really win two in a row at the Reebok?Posted: March 24, 2012
Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 win at neighbours Blackburn Rovers in December meant that Blackburn rather than Bolton were bottom of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after 17 games.
In Rovers’ 12 games since, they have taken almost two thirds of their total points this season. Bolton have taken less than half of their own points total in their 11 games since victory at Ewood Park.
As we know form goes out of the window in derby matches, but Steve Kean will be hoping this afternoon that it means his side improves in terms of winning away from home. The crucial 2-0 win at Wolves thanks to a double by Junior Hoilett a fortnight ago was their first three points on the road since they surprised Manchester United on New Years’ Eve.
Owen Coyle’s Bolton needed to take the lead twice, including an 86th minute winner scored by Ivan Klasnic, just six minutes after he’d come on as a substitute, to beat QPR in their last home game.