Huddersfield Town have claimed only two wins at Bolton Wanderers in the last 65 years.

Jimmy Lawson, Colin Dobson and Steve Smith sealed the 3-2 Second Division success of 1968-69, when Bolton played at Burnden Park.

And an Ollie Norwood sizzler clinched the 1-0 Championship victory of 2013-14.

Will David Wagner follow in the footsteps of Ian Greaves and Mark Robins, who were in the away dug-out on those two occasions?

It’s a key clash for both clubs as they aim to kick off 2016 with a three-point haul.

Emyr Huws celebrates scoring Town's third goal against Preston direct from a corner

Championship basement club Bolton, in the Premier League as recently as 2012, are fighting for their existence, never mind second-tier survival.

They are £179.2m in debt and have received a winding-up petition over unpaid taxes while owner Eddie Davies is trying to sell up.

To add to the problems, they were hit with a transfer ban while boss Neil Lennon had to deal with an international investigation over newspaper allegations about his private life.

Former Celtic manager Lennon was given the green light to carry on.

And there was a boost on the pitch when Blackburn Rovers were beaten 1-0 at the Macron Stadium on Monday.

In addition, players have received some of their salaries for December after going without the month before.

But the situation remains perilous.

Financial advisor Trevor Birch has warned player sales may be a necessary evil during the transfer window.

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Cardiff City have already lodged a bid for homegrown midfielder Josh Vela.

“We’re continuing to work through what is an extremely challenging time for the football club,” said Birch.

“We still have an immediate and critical funding requirement to enable the club to survive and provide a breathing space in the short term to complete a sale of the club.”

The win over Blackburn, sealed by a Gary Madine goal, was only the second of the season for Bolton.

The other was 2-1 at home to Wolves in September.

Bolton are two points adrift at the bottom and Town, in 19th, are seeking a first double over them since 1968-69.

Huddersfield Town v Bolton Wanderers: Emyr Huws celebrates equalising for Town.
Huddersfield Town v Bolton Wanderers: Emyr Huws celebrates equalising for Town.

Emyr Huws (2), Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch netted in the 4-1 win at the John Smith Stadium in September.

All three could be back in action in the latest game, with Town fans, and there will be a sell-out 2,200 of them, waiting to see who will start, with Wagner looking likely to continue his squad rotation.