Blackburn Rovers v Bolton - Preview

  • February 21, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton travel to Ewood Park on Sunday lunchtime where they will meet Blackburn Rovers in a Lancashire derby.

Owen Coyle's side have failed to score in each of their last four league games and will be boosted by the return of Ivan Klasnic.

The Croatia international has missed almost a month of the campaign with a calf injury but resumed light training this week and could be on the bench.

That means Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander are expected to start in attack, with Matt Taylor and Lee Chung-Yong likely to be preferred to Vladimir Weiss in the wide roles.

Jack Wilshere could also start at Ewood at the expense of Ricardo Gardner who may drop back to the bench.

After picking up an injury in the reserves, Chris Basham is the latest addition to Bolton's ever-growing injury list. The starlet is suffering from a medial ligament problem and isn't expected to play again until May.

He joins Sean Davis, Joey O'Brien, Gavin McCann and Gary Cahill as the long-term absentees.

Rovers, managed by former Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce, will be without defender Christopher Samba as he completes a two-match suspension.

David Dunn and Yildiray Basturk are also doubts, but midfielder Vince Grella could return after being out since November with a thigh strain.

El-Hadji Diouf is poised to start against his former club as Blackburn look to make the most of their impressive home form, but Wanderers will be hopeful of securing a first away league win since September.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 14
22 Southend United 20 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 2
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