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Lincoln v Bolton likely line-ups and all you need to know

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Bolton Wanderers will look to get back to winning ways in League One at Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

From likely line-ups to the referee and the odds, all you need to know can be found below.

Likely line-ups

Lincoln (4-4-2): Vickers, Eardley, Bolger, Shackell, Toffolo, Hesketh, Coventry, Morrell, Grant, Walker, John-Jules.

Wanderers (4-1-3-2): Matthews, Emmanuel, Nsiala, Zouma, Boon, Edwards, Hamilton, Darcy, L Murphy, D Murphy, Dodoo.

Opposition manager

Michael Appleton: Was appointed as Imps manager in September 2019, after previous spells at Oxford, Blackburn, Blackpool and Portsmouth. He has won six of the 18 games he has taken charge this season, and they currently sit 16th in the table.

Headline news

Bruno Andrade has left The Imps to join League Two side Salford City (Various)

Tyler Walker is looking forward to working with new arrivals and believes he has a responsibility to help the club’s young players (Weareimps.com)

Lincoln City fans are raising money to buy specialist technology to help visually impaired supporters. (Lincolnshirelive.co.uk)

Who makes them tick?

At the back: Jason Shackell – Joined the club on a free transfer from Derby County in August 2018 and gives the defence a huge amount of experience.

In the middle: Jorge Grant – Arrived in the summer from Nottingham Forest and has provided a club-high six league assists this season, with two goals.

Up front: Tyler Walker – The son of ex-England international Des Walker and former Wanderers loanee is The Imps’ top scorer with 12 goals in 24 league games this season.

They said it

“I couldn’t wait until half-time if I’m honest because I needed to get them in and calm them down because they could have caved in after the goal.

“The performance in the second half was outstanding, we were unlucky to hit the crossbar and their keeper pulled off a number of saves.

“We looked threatening after scoring the penalty and I am relatively pleased. If things went our way, then maybe we would be celebrating three points today.” Michael Appleton on his side’s performance after drawing 1-1 away from home against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Head-to-head history

Played – 19

Wanderers wins – 9

Draws – 4

Lincoln wins – 6

Bookies’ odds

Lincoln win – 5/8

Draw – 16/5

Bolton win – 11/2

Referee

Neil Hair: The Cambridgeshire official has issued 57 yellow cards and three reds in his 18 games this season. This game will be the first time he has taken charge of Wanderers and only the third for Lincoln.

Fixture trends

Lincoln City are undefeated in their last five home games in the league, winning four. Their last defeat in the league at Sincil Bank was back on September 21, where they were beaten 6-0 by Oxford United.

Wanderers have only won once on the road this season, a 2-0 midweek victory on October 22 against Bristol Rovers.

A 4-0 win for the Whites in the FA Cup third round in 2010 is the last meeting between the two sides.

Trivia

Lincoln are nicknamed The Imps after the Lincoln Imp, a grotesque on a wall inside Lincoln Cathedral. A symbol of the city, a legend tells how it was sent to the cathedral by Satan and turned to stone by an angel.

Tickets

Adults - £26, over 60s - £21, under 22s - £21, under 16s - £11

League One fixtures

Burton Albion v MK Dons, Oxford United v Ipswich Town.

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