Bolton Wanderers v Fulham - Preview

  • February 10, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will be looking to get back to winning ways on Tuesday, when they play host to Fulham at Macron Stadium.

After narrowly losing out to Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth-round replay last week, Wanderers suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since Neil Lennon was appointed manager after they were beaten 4-1 at Derby County on Saturday.

Fulham were 4-0 winners in this season's reverse fixture, a result which spelled the end of Dougie Freedman's time in charge of the Trotters, and Bolton will be hoping to gain a measure of revenge by securing a win that will see them leapfrog Kit Symons' side in the Championship table.

Lennon, who has seen his team win just one of their last seven games in all competitions, has been dealt a double injury blow with the news that David Wheater and Liam Trotter are almost certain to miss the game.

Both players were forced off the field at half-time in Wanderers' defeat at the iPro Stadium, with Wheater suffering from a dead leg and Trotter complaining of pain in his thigh.

Should they miss out, they will join an injury list that already contains the names of Adam Bogdan (ankle), Marc Tierney (leg), Emile Heskey (hamstring), Matt Mills (knee), Max Clayton (knee), Mark Davies (knee), Craig Davies (hamstring) and Darren Pratley (hamstring).

Neil Danns could return to the side, after sitting out the weekend loss at Derby through suspension, although he could face competition from deadline day signings Barry Bannan, Simeon Slavchev and Filip Twardzik. Saidy Janko could also feature, providing registration forms are received in time to be processed.

The absence of Mills and Wheater from the heart of the Bolton defence could see Tim Ream shift into a central position, alongside Dorian Dervite, allowing Dean Moxey to drop into a full-back position.

Fulham will make a late decision on the fitness of Scott Parker, who missed their weekend draw with Birmingham City through illness.

Ross McCormack wore the captain's armband on Parker's absence and could fulfill the role again on their trip to the North West.

Fernando Amorebieta and Tim Hoogland turned out for the club's development squad last Friday, after long spells out through injury, but Sean Kavanagh looks set to miss out despite returning to training after a knee problem of his own.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Amos, Lonergan, Fitzsimons, McNaughton, Moxey, Ream, Dervite, Taylor, Threlkeld, Sellers, Matthews, Feeney, Hall, Danns, Rochinha, Vela, Hughes, Twardzik, Bannan, Lester, Woodland, Slavchev, Janko, Walker, Le Fondre, Gudjohnsen, Eaves, Clough, Iliev, Knight

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Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Exeter City 2 1
20 Tranmere Rovers 2 1
21 Bolton Wanderers 2 0
22 Oldham Athletic 2 0
23 Grimsby Town 2 0
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