Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bolton - Preview

  • October 23, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will go in search of back-to-back victories for the first time this season when they travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Following the Trotters' decision to sack Owen Coyle on October 9, they bounced back to winning ways with a 3-2 success over Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.

Interim manager Jimmy Phillips earned rave reviews in that game, but he will be well aware that Tuesday's trip to Molineux will provide him with a much tougher assignment.

Despite picking up three points last time out, Phillips may decide to make changes to his starting line-up, as he keeps on eye on Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough.

Marcos Alonso, Zat Knight and Marvin Sordell are all pushing for inclusion, with Stephen Warnock, Tim Ream and Benik Afobe all under threat.

The midfield of Martin Petrov, Jay Spearing, Mark Davies and Chris Eagles impressed against the Robins, as did Lee Chung-Yong after he was introduced as a late substitute. The South Korea international is pushing for a recall, which would most likely come at the expense of Davies, who will be returning to his former club.

Kevin Davies is expected to captain the side in his familiar attacking role.

Bolton remain without the long-term injury absentees of Stuart Holden, David Wheater and Josh Vela, while Andy Lonergan also joins them on the sidelines.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken looks set to welcome back club captain Karl Henry, after the midfielder missed Saturday's defeat at Huddersfield Town through suspension.

Henry is likely to take the place of David Davis, but Dave Edwards is also hopeful of starting after impressing in that weekend defeat.

Wayne Hennessey returned to training this week after a long-term knee injury, but the game will come too soon for him, meaning he will join the likes of Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari, Stephen Hunt, George Elokobi, Jamie O'Hara and Steven Mouyokolo on the treatment table.

Summer signings Tongo Doumbia and Jermaine Pennant could start, as should Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, who has been a prolific goalscorer at this level in the past.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lynch, Mears, Alonso, Mills, Ream, Knight, Warnock, Ricketts, Riley, McKee, McQuade, Eagles, Andrews, Petrov, Wylde, M Davies, Spearing, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Blakeman, Ngog, K Davies, Afobe, Sordell, O'Halloran, Odelusi

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