Bolton Wanderers aim for glory at Wembley

Bolton Wanderers Football Club will play in the final of the Papa John’s Cup at Wembley Stadium this weekend.

They will play against Plymouth Argyle for the Football League Trophy.

35,000 home supporters will be travelling to the capital, hoping for a better outcome than their last trip to Wembley 12 years ago when they lost 5-0 against Stoke City.

Fans are confident about their team’s chances of winning.

Harry Leigh has supported Bolton Wanderers for 25 years and is travelling to the match this weekend.

He said: “I think we are fully capable of beating Plymouth, it just depends on which Bolton turn up on the day.

“This is the best football we’ve played since Sam Allardyce and I 100% back the new manager’s decisions, he is the man!”

The team are currently 5th on the football league one table while their opponents Plymouth Argyle sit at the top of the table.

Dan Barnes, digital sports reporter at the Bolton News said: “I think a few people will be writing them off and I think that’s when they’re really at their most dangerous is when they’ve got a point to prove.

“It’s a big deal for the supporters and it’s going to be a really good occasion.” 

The Wanderers have won the cup only once, 33 years ago in 1989 when they beat Torquay United 4-1.

The club have struggled in recent years, but since manager Ian Evatt was appointed in 2020, the Wanderers have managed to climb back up the league table and make the final on Sunday.

The match will take place Sunday, April 2 with kick off at 3pm.