Vital Football

Latest Bolton Wanderers News

Bolton v Nottingham Forest Q&A Preview

Bolton v Nottingham Forest Q&A Preview

Ahead of our game against Nottingham Forest, I talked to Scott from Vital Forest.

Q: You kicked off the season well with a comfortable win against Blackpool- are you confident ahead of your visit to the Macron Stadium?
A: Blackpool only managed to name 15 players for the first game and had rapidly assembled a team in the previous fortnight.

Forest gave 7 debuts, so it will invariably take time for the team to settle (like it did Blackpool), especially as we still have an extensive injury list. Lansbury, Vaughan, Wilson, Blackstock, Lascelles - with Lichaj, Hobbs, Cohen slowly making their own recoveries.

Whilst Forest won against one of their bogey teams, the opening games (especially as it was a very hot day too) are quite often disjointed. Blackpool improved in the 2nd half as they clearly got to know each other, but the game was arguably won in the first half.

Q: There`s been a little bit of unrest at Nottingham Forest with young stars Karl Darlow and Jamal Lascelles reportedly being sold behind Stuart Pearce`s back. Do you think this will have a negative effect on the squad?
A: Nope - in the cold light of day it looks a great bit of business & was allegedly a 'misunderstanding' between Pearce & the owner. Both players have been loaned back (for free) for the season and the monies generated were invested into 2 more new players (Antonio & Assombalonga).

Q: Chris Burke scored a well-taken goal against Blackpool. He`s a player who many a Bolton fan wanted to see in a white shirt this season. How do you rate him as a player?
A: I was surprised that he (Burke) spent all of pre-season training on his own, having been released by Birmingham. He is clearly a seasoned professional, with real quality - but at present, he is not match fit - as he is another that has been at Forest for literally a fortnight. Very shrewd signing - an experienced goal scoring winger is definitely a welcome arrival great goal too!

Q: You broke your club record transfer fee by signing striker Britt Assombalonga, do you think he along with your other attacking players will pose a threat to Bolton`s leaky defence?
A: Some think it a gamble, certainly an expensive one - but, he is another that is very different to what we have been used to. Skillful, strong, very pacy but unselfish. Forest will pose problems for many teams - they do need to gel though.

Q: Which Bolton player/s (if any) do you think will cause problems for your defence?
A: Lots of good players at Bolton - we spent an age trying to sign both Danns & Pratley (unsuccessfully) - so, they will no doubt do well. Beckford & Trotter always seem to score against Forest.

Q: Finally, what do you predict the full time result will be?
A: Always happy to get a point away from home. 1-1.

Thanks very much to Scott for his time and may the best team win.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nicky Crompton
Date:Friday August 15 2014
Time: 11:26AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bolton Wanderers Articles

20 Games That Marked the Reebok: No.6

Today we're looking at when we sent Leeds down

Preview: Bolton v Derby

Three games into the Championship, and in a tough start Bolton have yet to pick up a victory. But away draws in the last couple of games suggest that we might be adapting to the step-up in division. W

20 Games That Marked the Reebok: No.5

Today we look back at the 2004 Carling Cup semi-final, and that Okocha strike.

Bolton Earn Point At Birmingham

Wanderers travelled to St Andrew`s on Tuesday night hoping to pick up their first three points of the season against a well-structured Harry Redknapp side. Wanderers set up in the familiar 3-5-2 forma

Archived Vital Bolton Articles

Vital Bolton articles from

Site Journalists

Anthony Hart
Editor email
Profile
Tom Bevington
no email
Profile
Tom Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Season?
Suggested By:
Mark Beevers10%
Gary Madine8%
Jay Spearing7%
Josh Vela9%
David Wheater66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Bolton Wanderers Results (view all)

Bolton Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.El Cynico10
Write for Vital Football