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3 things to look out for in the Hull City v Bolton Wanderers match

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This Saturday we have some exciting matches in the Sky Bet Championship, none more so than Hull City v struggling Bolton Wanderers at the KC Stadium.

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Hull take on Bolton this afternoon (3pm kick-off)

Both sides are out of form with neither winning in their last five games, however with Bolton rooted to the bottom of the Championship and Hull in fourth, both need a result for very different reasons.

Hull manager Steve Bruce will be looking to reignite their challenge for promotion, and a victory over a bottom of the table side in crisis is a must if they are to mount a serious challenge this season.

Bolton have well documented off the field troubles and Neil Lennon will hope he can use this to galvanise the squad and produce a siege mentality and get some positive results.

FootballLeagueWorld writer Anthony Yeo identifies three things to look out for in this afternoon’s contest…

1) Bolton’s away record

No wins, only two draws and seven defeats so far this is season is one of the reasons Bolton are rock bottom of the division.

They have really struggled away from home this season they have conceded 18 goals on their travels, and have only netted five times.

Turning this around is vital if they are to have any hope of  remaining in the Championship.

2) Robert Snodgrass’s attacking wing play

The Scottish winger looks set to return to the starting line up after 16 months out through a knee injury picked up in August 2014.

The goalscoring wing man has been sorely missed by Hull, and at this level there is hard to think of a better winger.

He could provide that extra dimension that sees Hull return to the top flight.

How the leaky Bolton defence cope with him will be very interesting to watch.

3) Neil Lennon and his players

In the past few matches there have been a few words exchanged between the manager and players.

With all that is happening off the pitch, it is no wonder that there is some tension around the playing and coaching staff.

Whether Neil Lennon can use the current circumstances to galvanise the players and get some positive results remains to be seen or, alternatively, it could drain all the morale from the team. Only time will tell.

Hull and Bolton fans…What do you think? What are your predictions for the game? Bolton fans how do feel about the current circumstances? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


I'm a happily married 36 years old with 2 children. I've had many careers in my working life from starting out as a kitchen porter to owning and running several businesses such as car repair centre, car sales and more recently a taxi firm. However my passion is football and in particular Plymouth Argyle. I'm now embarking on a career within the football industry where I can add my business knowledge to a job I am passionate about. Feel free to contact me via Twitter (@anthonyyeosport) or LinkedIn (Anthony Yeo).

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