Lonergan Suffers Knee Injury

  • October 18, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton interim manager Jimmy Phillips has revealed Andy Lonergan will miss the weekend game against Bristol City due to a knee injury.

Lonergan picked up the injury in training and the club are waiting for news on how long the former Leeds United goalkeeper will be kept out of action.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's match, Phillips confirmed academy goalkeeper Jay Lynch will be handed a place on the bench. A role the 19-year-old has occupied on many previous occasions.

"Unfortunately, Andy has picked up a knee injury and we are still waiting to discover the full extent of it," Phillips told the club's official website. "He's one who won't be available for this weekend.

"Jay Lynch will be drafted into the squad and it is a good opportunity for him. He has previously been on the bench in the Premier League last season, so we know he will cope fine with that.

"Aside from Andy and our long-term injuries, which have been well documented, we've got a clean bill of health."

Lonergan has made 1 appearance for Bolton since joining the club from Leeds in the summer and it came in the 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Crawley Town in August.

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