Three Up, Three Down: Bolton Wanderers

NEXT up in our look at QPR's new opponents this coming season is Bolton Wanderers.

Team: Bolton Wanderers
Manager: Phil Parkinson
Nickname: The Trotters

Stadium: The Macron Stadium
Capacity: 28,723
Miles from Loftus Road (round-trip): 436

Position: 2nd (League One)

2016/17: Phil Parkinson’s side were pretty consistent throughout most of this season and ended the campaign deserved runners up despite Fleetwood pushing them all the way. Known more for their defensive qualities – Bolton conceded fewer goals than any other team during League One this season - they had, in David Wheater and Mark Beevers, a very solid central defensive partnership.

One to watch: Josh Vela - The 23-year-old can operate in a number of positions and is perhaps Bolton’s most eye-pleasing player but he also chipped in with ten goals this season and Parkinson will be hoping he can make the step up to the next level.