Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Preview

  • January 30, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Adam Le Fondre and Rochinha could make their Bolton debuts on Saturday, as Neil Lennon's side host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Macron Stadium.

Both players were unavailable for Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at Rotherham United, as Wanderers awaited international clearance on both deals. They will come into contention for the weekend game, however, adding vital attacking talent to a squad threadbare on options.

Emile Heskey will miss the game after suffering a hamstring strain in last weekend's FA Cup draw at Liverpool, while Lee Chung-Yong will have a scan on Monday to check the progress of his fractured leg.

Zach Clough has returned to training and could take a place on the substitutes' bench, but he is likely to face competition from Eidur Gudjohnsen and Conor Wilkinson.

Ben Amos has joined Bolton on an initial one-month loan deal from Manchester United and is likely to take a place on the bench, with Andy Lonergan playing between the sticks after Adam Bogdan was ruled out for a month with ankle ligament damage.

A disappointing full debut from Andy Kellett last time out could provide Dean Moxey with a surprise return to the team, with Tim Ream, Matt Mills, Dorian Dervite starting as a central back-three - with Liam Feeney on the right-hand side.

Neil Danns should start in midfield, fresh from signing a new contract with the club, and looks set to be joined by Darren Pratley and Josh Vela.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett could welcome Bakary Sako back into his squad, after he returned from Africa Cup of Nations duty with Mali.

Tommy Rowe will miss the game with a broken foot, but Scott Golbourne is back in contention after recovering from a similar problem of his own.

Former Bolton duo Benik Afobe and Sam Ricketts could also feature, although the latter may be restricted to a substitutes' role.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Lonergan, Fitzsimons, Amos, McNaughton, Moxey, Mills, Ream, Dervite, Wheater, Taylor, Threlkeld, Sellers, Matthews, Feeney, Hall, Trotter, Danns, Rochinha, Pratley, Vela, Hughes, Lester, Woodland, Kellett, Walker, Le Fondre, Gudjohnsen, Eaves, Wilkinson, Clough, Iliev, Knight

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