Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers - Preview

  • March 17, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon is expected to make changes to his Bolton side on Tuesday night, when they face promotion-chasing Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Following the weekend victory over Millwall, Lennon admitted he may use the game in Soffolk to utilise some of his lesser-used squad players in an attempt to restore fitness ahead of Saturday's clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Names likely to come into contention include Dean Moxey, Robert Hall, Liam Trotter and Filip Twardzik, while the likes of Tom Walker and Craig Davies may be given a chance to build on their performances against the Lions last time out.

Lennon will be forced into making one change from that victory against Millwall, after a booking for Neil Danns meant he will sit out the first game of a two-match suspension.

Saidy Janko has added to Bolton's ever-crowded injury table, but he is expected to recover from a glute problem in time for the weekend trip to Wigan.

There is good news, however, on the fitness of Adam Bogdan and Dorian Dervite, who are both pushing for recalls after recovering from ankle and knee problems, respectively.

Bogdan hasn't featured since Wanderers' FA Cup tie at Liverpool in January and looks set to miss out once more, with Lennon preferring Ben Amos and Andy Lonergan ahead of him, while Dervite may have to settle for a place on the bench due to the form of central defensive duo Matt Mills and Paddy McCarthy.

Moxey may be given an opportunity to deputise for a rested Tim Ream at left-back, although Josh Vela should continue on the opposite flank after Kevin McNaughton's season was ended by a fractured leg.

Joining him and Janko on the sidelines are Mark Davies, Marc Tierney, Max Clayton, Darren Pratley, David Wheater and Zach Clough.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy will be without the influential David McGoldrick for the visit of Bolton, as he continues to fight back from a thigh injury that has kept him out of the club's last eight matches in all competitions.

Bartosz Bialkowski is expected to start in goal after Dean Gerken suffered concussion in their weekend defeat at the Riverside Stadium, while Kevin Bru and Stephen Hunt could come back into the side after recovering from injury.

Hunt's brother, Noel, is out with a knee problem and he will be joined in the stands by fellow injury victims Luke Hyam and Darren Ambrose.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Amos, Lonergan, Fitzsimons, Moxey, Mills, Ream, Dervite, White, Taylor, Threlkeld, Sellers, McCarthy, Matthews, Feeney, Hall, Trotter, Rochinha, Vela, Hughes, Twardzik, Bannan, Lester, Slavchev, Coke, Walker, Le Fondre, Heskey, Gudjohnsen, C Davies, Iliev, Knight

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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