Manager: Owen Coyle
Position last season: 18th in Premier League
Nickname: The Trotters
Ground: Reebok Stadium
Players in: Keith Andrews (West Brom, free), Matt Mills (Leicester, undisclosed), Joe McKee (free) Andy Lonergan (Leeds, undisclosed), Benik Afobe (Arsenal, season-long loan)
Players out: Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham, free), Robbie Blake (Doncaster, free), Rhys Bennett (Rochdale, free), Tope Obadeyi (Rio Ave, free), Mark Connolly (Crawley, free), Ivan Klasnic, Gretar Steinsson, Paul Robinson, Sean Davis, Ricardo Gardner and Dino Fazlic (released), Tom Eckersley (Accrington, free)
Key man: Martin Petrov (pictured) should bring bags of experience, and plenty of ability, to the Trotters' midfield this year. At 33 the Bulgarian winger retains enough pace and power to trouble most Championship defences.
Chances: Many people's favourites for promotion having retained most of a youthful Premier League squad from last term, while Mills and Andrews are shrewd additions at Championship level.
ITV prediction: 1st