Ahead of today’s clash with Bolton Wanderers, Keith Ingham spoke to Trotters fan Chris Bowden.
How long have you supported Bolton Wanderers?
What’s your favourite moment as a ‘Wanderers’ fan. Season, game or anything other occasion.
Has to be escaping relegation on the final day of last season , epically with the come back to win forest 3-2
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have.
In terms of the past season or two, we appear to have had some good characters around the squad but in my opinion no major role models like the Gary Cahill’s etc..
What’s your most memorable match playing Leeds?
Not very memorable in the past few years , I don’t think we have got a win against you in our previous 8 games in all competitions. Our 4-1 win is the most memorable for me in 2004.
Are you happy with your dealings in this summer’s transfer market? (It’s pretty obvious you won’t be!)
Nope, poor quality players brought in and not many of them appear to be of Championship standard. Erhun Oztumer is the one everyone was looking forward to seeing but we’ve hardly seen any of him, also the failure to get a good left back like Robinson who we had last year is costing us! Paweł Olkowski our right back has been the small highlight of this summers transfers.
What’s your realistic aim for the season?
Staying up but one win in 17 isn’t great.
Who in your mind is going to be promoted this season?
Norwich, Leeds and Aston Villa
Can you name your three for relegation this year?
Ipswich , Rotherham and Bolton. – I hope I’m wrong, but the rut we are in appears to be even worse than last season.
Who’s your danger man?
Sammy Ameobi who will be suspended for Saturdays game unfortunately after being sent off vs Norwich. – Apart from him I struggle to name someone who stands out, Yanic Wildschut, Erhun Oztumer & Josh Magennis can be dangerous but all are out of form and not in favour.
Can you tell us about a rising star in the youth ranks?
Lots of attention towards Connor Hall, currently on-loan at Accrington Stanley. Apart from him there hasn’t been many near the first team lately.
Prediction and scorers for the game?
2-1 Leeds, Roofe & Alioski
We’d like to thank Chris for taking the time to answer our questions and hope that Bolton’s season can see an upturn very soon.
By Keith Ingham