Bolton Wanderers v Leicester City - Preview

  • November 06, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they host Leicester City on Tuesday night.

Following Saturday's victory over league leaders Cardiff City, Wanderers welcome Nigel Pearson's Foxes side to the Reebok Stadium for the first time in nearly seven years.

The last time the two sides met was in November 2005, when goals from Jared Borgetti and Ricardo Vaz Te helped Sam Allardyce's Trotters side to a 2-1 extra time victory in the League Cup.

Dougie Freedman is the boss these days and after tasting success in his first game on Saturday, he will be hoping to continue Bolton's push up the table with another win on Tuesday night.

Freedman has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, but he will be without the services of David Ngog, who will sit out through suspension.

The former Liverpool forward was the matchwinner against Cardiff, but was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.

Ngog's absence is likely to see Kevin Davies retain his place in the Wanderers attack, with Benik Afobe and Marvin Sordell continuing to look on from the bench.

Darren Pratley played just behind Davies at the weekend, but Martin Petrov could be set to take his place after impressing as a substitute. Should the Bulgarian be handed a starting place, Chris Eagles is the most likely candidate to replace Pratley in the attacking midfield role.

Mark Davies, Lee Chung-Yong and Keith Andrews also started against the Bluebirds, but Jay Spearing is pushing for a recall after dropping to the bench in that game.

The back four of Stephen Warnock, Zat Knight, Matt Mills and Sam Ricketts looks set to be unchanged, as they look to provide protection to Adam Bogdan's goal.

Stuart Holden, David Wheater, Andy Lonergan and Josh Vela all remain on the sidelines with knee injuries.

Leicester will be without the services of Zak Whitbread, who was sent off in Saturday's defeat at Watford.

Ritchie De Laet missed that game with a ban of his own, but he is back in contention for the trip to the Reebok and may return at the expense of Liam Moore at right-back.

Moore is likely to be moved into a more central position, with Sean St.Ledger out with a hamstring injury.

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

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Pos Team Pld Pts
11 Ipswich Town 20 27
12 Cheltenham Town 19 27
13 Bolton Wanderers 20 26
14 Accrington Stanley 19 24
15 Charlton Athletic 20 23
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