Bolton boss, Jimmy Phillips has stated that his team needs to win at Derby County to repay supporters the trust they have placed in the team. Indeed, Bolton has failed to win away from home so far this season and will be keen to change these statistics before the season is over.
The four wins this season for Bolton has been at home while they have drawn or lost all their matches away from home.
Jimmy Phillips declared that their fans have been fantastic all season even on the travels and that he want to repay them this trust by winning, at least, a match. He believes that the threat of relegation will not affect his team and that they will be able to put in a strong performance away from home.
The Bolton boss believes that his players are professional enough and that they should be able to handle pressure even in a packed stadium at Derby.
The club is currently 22nd in the table and 17 points from safety. With relegation almost a certainty, the team will want to put its current financial worries behind them and ensure that they prepare the next season in the best possible way. Whether Phillips will be on the team, next season remains to be seen but the club will want to get promoted back at the end of the season.
On the injury front, it is believed that Stephen Dobbie will be available again for Bolton while Mark Davies will face a late fitness test to determine whether he can take part in the game or not.
Bolton had also had his discipline issues recently. The team has fined Trotter and Wheater for making an offensive gesture on a live broadcast. Both players have apologized for their gesture.