Bolton Wanderers v Burnley - Preview

  • February 11, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton and Burnley meet at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday night, with both teams desperately in need of three points for contrasting reasons.

Wanderers threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Bournemouth on Saturday, extending a run which has seen them fail to win any of their previous seven league games.

The Clarets, on the other hand, moved into 2nd place with a 3-1 victory over Millwall, meaning they remain unbeaten in their last seven league games. Their only defeat in that run was in an FA Cup third round tie at Southampton.

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman remains without the services of Jermaine Beckford, who hasn't featured since January 11 because of a hamstring strain. The former Leeds United forward could be back in contention for the weekend trip to Millwall, but he will definitely miss out on Tuesday night.

Adam Bogdan is expected to keep his place ahead of Andy Lonergan in goal, with the back-four of Tim Ream, Zat Knight, Matt Mills and Alex Baptiste set to continue. David Wheater made the squad last time out, but failed to make the matchday 18.

Mark Davies is fit to play, despite his substitution against Bournemouth, although Medo Kamara will be hoping to partner Jay Spearing in midfield. Liam Trotter, Chris Eagles and Lee Chung-Yong all started against the Cherries, but Neil Danns, Darren Pratley, Robert Hall and Andre Moritz will all be hoping to get the nod.

Lukas Jutkiewicz should continue alone in attack, with the only competition for his place coming in the form of Conor Wilkinson, Sanmi Odelusi, Zach Clough and Tom Youngs.

Stuart Holden and Joe Riley remain on the sidelines for Bolton, as does long-term injury absentee Marc Tierney.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has stuck with the same team for each of the last three games, but could be tempted to make alterations for the short trip across Lancashire.

Ross Wallace is available after missing the majority of the season with a knee injury, while Keith Treacy and David Edgar could come into contention for starting roles.

Danny Ings and Sam Vokes look set to start in attack, with Scott Arfield, Dean Marney and Michael Kightly all providing support from midfield.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lonergan, Lynch, Lee-Barrett, Mears, Mills, Ream, Knight, Baptiste, Wheater, White, Bolger, Threlkeld, Spearing, Eagles, Hall, Moritz, M Davies, Trotter, Danns, Pratley, Vela, Chung-Yong, Lester, Woodland, Kellett, Kamara, Bastos, Jutkiewicz, Wilkinson, Odelusi, Clough, Youngs, Iliev

Referee: Graham Salisbury
Venue: Reebok Stadium
Kick-Off: 20:00

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Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Rochdale 32 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 32 26
22 Southend United 33 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 11
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