Wolves v Bolton Wanderers - Preview

  • March 30, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, as they go in search of three successive Premier League victories for the first time since December 2006.

Back-to-back wins over Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers have given Owen Coyle's side hope of survival and three points at Molineux could potentially see them move four points clear of the drop, with a game in hand.

Wanderers suffered defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Tuesday night and will be looking to bounce back with a result against the league's bottom club.

Coyle may be forced to reshuffle his pack after Darren Pratley became the latest injury victim when he was stretchered off the field at White Hart Lane with a deep gash to his leg.

Pratley is expected to miss the next fortnight of action, leaving Bolton short on midfield options as he joins Stuart Holden, Lee Chung-Yong, Fabrice Muamba and Sean Davis on the sidelines.

Tim Ream could be drafted into a midfield role, although there is a possibility that Josh Vela will make his senior debut for the club.

Gretar Steinsson and David Wheater should return at the expense of Marcos Alonso and Dedryck Boyata, while Zat Knight's inclusion is likely to depend on whether Ream is handed a start in the place of Pratley.

Martin Petrov should come in for Chris Eagles, with Nigel Reo-Coker, Mark Davies and Ryo Miyaichi helping to provide the ammunition for David Ngog in attack, with Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic remaining on the bench.

Wolves boss Terry Connor is set to be boosted by the return of Karl Henry, who has missed the last four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Henry returned to training last week and may return at Molineux, although the Wolves boss may decide to stick with Eggert Jonsson, who has impressed during Henry's absence in recent weeks.

Ronald Zubar is available after suspension and David Davis could return after a rib injury, but there will be no place for Jamie O'Hara, who continues to recover from long-term injury.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Jaaskelainen, Lynch, Steinsson, Alonso, Knight, Mears, Ricketts, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Connolly, Riley, Eagles, Petrov, M Davies, Reo-Coker, Miyaichi, Vela, Blakeman, Tuncay, K Davies, Klasnic, Blake, Ngog, Sordell, Eaves

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