Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

  • January 01, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will hope to leave their dismal form in the past, as they prepare to start afresh in 2016 with a home game against Huddersfield Town.

At the end of a difficult year both on and off the pitch at Macron Stadium, Wanderers brought the curtain down on 2015 with a victory over Blackburn Rovers on Monday to spark fresh optimism of a 'Great Escape', the tune to which echoed around the ground at full-time.

Huddersfield picked up a positive result of their own last time out, drawing 1-1 at Queens Park Rangers, but the Trotters know the opportunity is there for them to achieve something they failed to do last year - win back-to-back games, which last happened in December 2014.

Neil Lennon's squad have no fresh injury doubts ahead of the visit of the Terriers, with Shola Ameobi (groin) and Emile Heskey (hamstring) the only doubts.

Ameobi hasn't featured since the 1-0 defeat at Hull City on December 12, while Heskey limped out of the loss at Rotherham United on Boxing Day.

Max Clayton remains sidelined for most, if not all, of the campaign with a torn hamstring, but Bolton do have Wellington Silva available after recovering from a similar problem of his own.

Signs of fatigue will be monitored prior to kick-off, with several players completing 90 minutes twice already over the course of the last seven days, but Lennon is likely to go with a team similar to the one that started against Rovers.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner also has a strong squad to choose from, although Ishmael Miller is struggling to make it after missing the last two games with a back complaint.

Dean Whitehead remains out with a knee injury, although Philip Billing is closing in on a return after two months out with an injured ankle.

Sean Scannell, Joe Lolley, Joel Lynch and Ben Chilwell all sat out Monday's draw at Loftus Road, but are in contention for recalls as Wagner assesses his options.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Amos, Rachubka, Campbell, Gouano, Moxey, Dervite, Osede, Casado, Pisano, Wilson, Wheater, Taylor, Holding, Vela, Feeney, Spearing, Davies, Danns, Pratley, Silva, Twardzik, Woolery, Lussey, Walker, Clough, Madine, Heskey, Dobbie, Ameobi

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