2019–20 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2019–20 season
ChairmanAdministration
ManagerPhil Parkinson
StadiumUniversity of Bolton Stadium
League One23rd
EFL CupFirst round

The 2019–20 season is Bolton Wanderers's first season back in League One following their relegation last season from the Championship. Along with the league the club will also participate in the FA Cup and the EFL Trophy, and have ended their EFL Cup campaign. The season covers the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Pre-Season[edit]

Like the season before against St Mirren, the Bolton first team refused to play the match against Chester due to unpaid wages.[1] They also refused to play in the Preston game as well.[2] Following this, Oldham Athletic cancelled a third game as Bolton could not give assurances about fielding a competitive team.[3] Bolton were able to schedule last minute replacements matches against Bradford City[4] and Salford City[5], though the matches had to be played Behind closed doors.

Competitions[edit]

EFL League One[edit]

Bolton Wanderers will begin the 2019–20 campaign with a 12-point deduction complying with league rules for entering into administration.[8]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
17 Gillingham 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
18 AFC Wimbledon 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
19 Accrington Stanley 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
20 Peterborough United 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
21 Bristol Rovers 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Southend United 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
23 Bolton Wanderers 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 −11[a]
24 Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −12[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Wins; 6) Away goals; 7) Penalty points (sec 9.5); 8) 12-point sending-off offences[11]
Notes:
  1. ^ Bolton Wanderers deducted 12 points for entering administration.[9]
  2. ^ Bury deducted 12 points for entering into an insolvency event.[10]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
3 0 1 2 0 7  −7 -11 0 1 0 0 0  0 0 0 2 0 7  −7

Last updated: 17 August 2019.
Source: BBC

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345
GroundAHAHH
ResultLDL
Position242323
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2019. Source: 11v11 for league tables and fixtures
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 20 June 2019, the League One fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[12][13] Bolton begin their league campaign at Wycombe Wanderers, the first time the clubs have ever met in the league,[14] on 3 August and finish it away at Oxford United on 3 May.

FA Cup[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 20 June 2019, the draw for the first round was made in London and Bolton were drawn away at North-West rivals Rochdale.[15] The subsequent 5-2 defeat was the club's second first round defeat in a row and their fourth in five years.

EFL Trophy[edit]

On 9 July 2019, the pre-determined group stage draw was announced with Invited clubs to be drawn on 12 July 2019.[16]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Bolton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Round 2
2 L2 Bradford City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 L1 Rochdale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ACA Manchester City U21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2019. Source: EFL.com


Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Ben Alnwick
4 England MF Jason Lowe (captain)
8 England MF Luke Murphy
10 Turkey MF Erhun Oztumer
14 England MF James Weir
20 England GK Remi Matthews
21 England DF Harry Brockbank
22 Romania MF Dennis Politic
24 England FW Connor Hall
26 England DF Liam Edwards
27 England FW Ronan Darcy
30 France DF Yoan Zouma
31 England DF Jordan Boon
No. Position Player
32 England DF Josh Earl (on loan from Preston North End)
33 England FW Eddie Brown
34 England DF Adam Senior
35 England MF Sonny Graham
36 Wales MF Callum King-Harmes
37 England MF Finlay Hurford-Lockett
38 England DF Joe White
39 England MF De'Marlio Brown-Sterling
41 England FW D'Neal Richards
43 England GK Matthew Alexander
44 England MF Regan Riley
46 England GK Luke Hutchinson


Statistics[edit]

As of 13 August 2019
No. Pos Nat Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
4 MF England Jason Lowe 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
8 MF England Luke Murphy 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
10 MF Turkey Erhun Oztumer 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF England James Weir 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
20 GK England Remi Matthews 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
21 DF England Harry Brockbank 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
22 MF Romania Dennis Politic 3 1 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
26 DF England Liam Edwards 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
27 FW England Ronan Darcy 3 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
30 DF France Yoan Zouma 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF England Jordan Boon 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
32 DF England Josh Earl 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 FW England Eddie Brown 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
35 MF England Sonny Graham 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 MF Wales Callum King-Harmes 3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
37 MF England Finlay Hurford-Lockett 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
38 DF England Joe White 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 FW England De'Marlio Brown-Sterling 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
43 GK England Matthew Alexander 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 13 August 2019
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 22 Romania LW Dennis Politic 0 0 1 0 1
27 England CF Ronan Darcy 0 0 1 0 1
Total 0 0 2 0 2

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 10 August 2019
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup EFL Trophy Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
1 14 England CM James Weir 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Romania LW Dennis Politic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 England CF Ronan Darcy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 England CF Eddie Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
3 August 2019 CM England James Weir England Hull City Free transfer [17]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
3 August 2019 LB England Josh Earl England Preston North End 5 January 2020 [18]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2019 RW England Sammy Ameobi England Nottingham Forest Free transfer [19]
1 July 2019 CB England Mark Beevers England Peterborough United Free transfer [20]
1 July 2019 DM Republic of Ireland Luca Connell Scotland Celtic £350,000 [21][22]
1 July 2019 CF Jamaica Clayton Donaldson England Bradford City Free transfer [23]
1 July 2019 CM England Jack Earing England FC Halifax Town Free transfer [24]
1 July 2019 RB England Mark Little England Bristol Rovers Free transfer [25]
1 July 2019 RW England Craig Noone Australia Melbourne City Free transfer [26]
1 July 2019 CF England Daniel Ogwuru England Manchester City £100,000 [27]
1 July 2019 CM England Joe Pritchard England Accrington Stanley Free transfer [28]
9 July 2019 RB Poland Paweł Olkowski Turkey Gazişehir Gaziantep Free transfer [29]
15 July 2019 GK England Ben Amos England Charlton Athletic Free transfer [30]
17 July 2019 CM England Josh Vela Scotland Hibernian Free transfer [31]
29 July 2019 GK England Jake Turner England Newcastle United Free transfer [32]
1 August 2019 CB England David Wheater England Oldham Athletic Free transfer [33]
8 August 2019 CF Northern Ireland Josh Magennis England Hull City Nominal fee [34]
15 August 2019 AM England Erhun Oztumer England Charlton Athletic Free transfer [35]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ https://twitter.com/MarcIles/status/1155102962953400320
  6. ^ a b Game cancelled after players refused to play after not being paid for 20 weeks
  7. ^ Fixture was cancelled by Oldham following Bolton's failure to fulfil their last two friendlies
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