Bolton v Tottenham Hotspur - Preview

  • October 02, 2009 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, looking to continue their recent unbeaten run.

Wanderers are on a run of four games unbeaten, since Liverpool's 3-2 win at the Reebok Stadium back in August.

Record signing Johan Elmander is out of the game after picking up a hamstring injury playing for the reserves on Monday night, meaning Ivan Klasnic should retain his place in attack.

Sean Davis and Joey O'Brien remain sidelined, as will Ricardo Vaz Te who isn't quite ready for a first team return after a serious knee injury.

Lee Chung-Yong could make his first start after grabbing the winning goal at Birmingham City last weekend, but is more likely to begin the game on the bench.

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp's Tottenham side have fallen just twice this campaign, to Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

They will go into the game without the in-form Jermain Defoe, who fractured his hand in the 5-0 mauling of Burnley last time out.

Peter Crouch is expected to start alongside Robbie Keane, with Roman Pavlyuchenko on the bench.

Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson will both be hoping for recalls to the first team, but Jonathan Woodgate remains out, as does Luka Modric.

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Portsmouth 4 8
4 Bolton Wanderers 4 8
5 Exeter City 4 7
6 Charlton Athletic 4 7
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