The Championship fixture calendar has handed Huddersfield Town fans a welcome New Year’s Day lie-in, but when the bells have faded and resolutions made, it’s imperative full focus is on Bolton Wanderers if the Terriers are to avoid a damaging hangover.

January 2 sees David Wagner take his side to Lancashire to face the Championship’s basement side at the Macron Stadium - and in many people's eyes they will be installed as favourites.

Supporters, players and manager will all be targeting three points against a side that has only won two games in the league all season.

File photo dated 13-09-2014 of A general view of inside the Macron Stadium, Bolton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 10, 2015.

However, that second victory came in their last match against Blackburn Rovers - a game that should sound a warning note for anyone already planning a party atmosphere.

Although only four teams in the Championship have conceded more goals this season than Wanderers, they have only let in one more goal than Town’s total of 36 - however they’ve had far greater issues at the other end.

Neil Lennon’s side have scored the joint fewest goals in the division (19), with the resulting problem of converting draws into wins. Bolton have lost the same number of games as Town in the league (11), but can’t match Town’s win percentage - Lennon’s men have had 11 draws so far this term.

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In fact, they’ve only scored more than two goals in a game on one occasion - and QPR made off with all three points that day after a thrilling 4-3 victory. They’ve scored twice in a game on five occasions, resulting in three draws, a win and a loss.

When you’ve only scored 19 times all season and multiple goals aren’t leading to maximum points it swiftly becomes a problem, but it does emphasise that Town must be alert at the back if they want to start the year with a bang.

The Macron Stadium, where a sold-out away end will be cheering Town on, has also proven a tough nut for visiting sides to crack. The Lancashire outfit have kept four clean sheets on home turf and lost just twice, as well as recording both wins in front of their own fans.

Top scorers Gary Madine and Liam Feeney both have four goals to their name, but the latter has also chalked up four assists making him the Trotters’ most potent attacking threat by some distance. Indeed, it was his name on the scoresheet against the Terriers in the 4-1 victory back in September.

Bolton Wanderers Liam Feeney celebrates scoring his teams first goal against Cardiff City, during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Macron Stadium, Bolton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Although he has been deployed centrally on a number of occasions this season, most of the 28-year-old’s success has come on the right hand side - all Feeney’s assists and three of his four goals have come when he has started in that position.

As a team, Bolton have a fondness for wing play and getting regular crosses into the box, so the aerial abilities of Joel Lynch could be crucial to Town’s hopes of success.

A committed, aggressive streak also runs through the side - five red cards to date have hurt their chances of picking up points, but they also encourage a similar style in others. The Trotters have been awarded four penalties so far this term, although they have only scored twice from the spot.

Faced with a winding-up petition earlier this month and now grappling with a transfer embargo, it has been a tough 2015 for Bolton Wanderers.

For Town, the future looks increasingly bright under a new boss who has guided his charges to three wins in the last month and has the fans purring.

But as last week’s victory over Paul Lambert’s Blackburn showed, Bolton have enough to worry teams, especially at home, After a profitable December, Huddersfield cannot afford complacency if they are to start January on the front foot.