Yeovil Town v Bolton Wanderers - Preview

  • March 21, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will be backed by more than 1,500 fans at Yeovil Town on Saturday, as Wanderers play a league fixture at Huish Park for the very first time.

Dougie Freedman's side will be looking to bounce back from defeat last time out, when a 2-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion brought an end to a five-match unbeaten run.

A sickness bug that threatened to spread throughout the squad has faded away, so Wanderers will almost be back to full strength for their trip down to Somerset.

Mark Davies, Chris Eagles, Andy Lonergan, Joe Mason and Jermaine Beckford have all missed action over the last fortnight due to the illness, but all are back in contention - with Beckford closing in on a return after two months out with a hamstring injury.

Matt Mills is also pushing for a recall, although he faces competition from David Wheater, Tim Ream and Zat Knight for a place in the starting line-up. Alex Baptiste and Alan Hutton are expected to play at full-back, but a recall for Mills could see one of them - most likely Hutton - dropped to the bench.

Jay Spearing and Medo Kamara should retain their places in midfield, while Davies and Neil Danns will be hoping to dislodge Liam Trotter at the start. Eagles, Lee Chung-Yong and Robert Hall are also vying for starting roles.

Lukas Jutkiewicz and Joe Mason are likely to continue in attack, although the return of Beckford gives the Bolton boss a welcome selection headache.

Marc Tierney and Joe Riley are stepping up their training after long spells on the sidelines, while Stuart Holden is the latest long-term injury victim - joining Darren Pratley and Cian Bolger on the treatment table.

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

Referee: Darren Deadman
Venue: Huish Park
Kick-Off: 15:00

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