Huddersfield Town v Bolton Wanderers - Preview

  • April 04, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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More than 1,900 Bolton fans will head across the Pennines on Saturday, as Wanderers face Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.

Just one point and one place separates the two sides going into the game, with Dougie Freedman's side just behind their weekend opponents in the Championship table.

Bolton will be looking for revenge against the Terriers, having lost the reverse fixture 1-0 back in December, and Freedman has a near full-strength squad to choose from.

Alan Hutton is expected to keep his place, after extending his loan from Aston Villa last weekend. He should stay in a defence containing Zat Knight, David Wheater and Tim Ream, although Matt Mills is available after recovering from injury.

Alex Baptiste is in the squad, but may have to settle for a place on the bench after conceding penalties in each of his last two outings.

Medo Kamara should partner Jay Spearing in midfield and will make his 50th appearance for the Trotters, if selected. Neil Danns has recovered from the thigh injury that kept him out of last weekend's draw with Wigan Athletic, while Mark Davies is also fit after a slight illness.

Joe Mason is also raring to go after an illness of his own and should link up with Lukas Jutkiewicz in the Wanderers attack. Jermaine Beckford, who, along with Danns and Jutkiewicz, previously represented Huddersfield, is likely to be named on the bench.

Marc Tierney, Joe Riley, Darren Pratley and Stuart Holden remain on the sidelines.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins is hoping to have Joel Lynch available for Saturday's visit of Bolton, after he came through a development squad during the week. The defender hasn't played since February because of a hip injury, but could work his way back into contention.

James Vaughan is unavailable after being told he needs surgery to remove a cyst on his knee.

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, Chung-Yong, Robinson, Lester, Woodland, Kellett, Kamara, Bastos, Beckford, Mason, Jutkiewicz, Wilkinson, Clough, Youngs, Iliev

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Venue: John Smith's Stadium
Kick-Off: 15:00

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
8 Burton Albion 13 19
9 Oxford United 12 18
10 Bolton Wanderers 13 18
11 Accrington Stanley 12 16
12 Portsmouth 12 15
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