Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town - Preview

  • November 28, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton could move up the Championship table by as many as seven places on Saturday, when they host Huddersfield Town at Macron Stadium.

Wanderers go into the game hovering just above the relegation zone, by virtue of a superior goal difference in comparison to that of Rotherham United. Their weekend opponents, Huddersfield, are up in 14th position, but will be leapfrogged by Neil Lennon's side should they lose on their trip across the Pennines.

Of course, results elsewhere mean a rise of that nature is highly unlikely, but Bolton will be looking to pick up a positive result that, most importantly, will see them move away from the dreaded bottom three.

Lennon is expected to make changes to the side that drew at Blackpool last time out, with Andy Lonergan and Liam Feeney both under threat.

Lonergan was afforded time off during the week, after celebrating the birth of a baby daughter with his wife, Jennifer, but has returned to training and will be assessed prior to kick-off.

Should the decision be made to rest the former Preston North End goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan will return to the side after Paddy Kenny was loaned to Oldham Athletic on Thursday afternoon.

Feeney, meanwhile, returned to the side earlier in the month, after losing his place since the arrival of Lennon, but struggled to get going at Bloomfield Road and could be ousted in favour of Robert Hall or Jay Spearing.

Aside from that, changes are likely to be kept at a minimum as the Wanderers boss begins to establish what he believes is his strongest side.

Craig Davies is expected to start in attack, with support from Lee Chung-Yong and Max Clayton in behind. Neil Danns and Darren Pratley should shore up the midfield, with Medo Kamara seemingly out of favour following recent speculation linking him with a switch to Preston North End.

As for names who have departed the club this week, other than the aforementioned Kenny, Tom Youngs and Tom Eaves have also been granted loan moves - to Oldham and Yeovil Town, respectively.

Marc Tierney remains on the sidelines indefinitely after surgery on a broken ankle, while Mark Davies is also out for the next four months after undergoing an operation on his troublesome knee.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lonergan, Fitzsimons, McNaughton, Moxey, Mills, Ream, Dervite, Wheater, Taylor, Threlkeld, Maher, Sellers, Matthews, Spearing, Feeney, Hall, Trotter, Danns, Garvan, Pratley, Vela, Hughes, Chung-Yong, Lester, Woodland, Kamara, Mason, Clayton, C Davies, Wilkinson, Clough, Iliev, Knight

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19 Bolton Wanderers 1 0
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