Team News: Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers

  • January 12, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton's search for a first away win in nine months continues at Hillsborough on Tuesday, when Wanderers come up against Sheffield Wednesday.

With just two wins to their name all season, Neil Lennon takes his side across the Pennines looking to continue a record that has seen the Trotters claim victories in each of their last four visits to the famous old stadium.

Off-the-field issues continue to plague the beleaguered boss, however, with Mark Davies and Zach Clough once again expected to be missing from the squad, with speculation over their futures continuing to dominate headlines both locally and nationally.

Davies held talks with Wednesday over the weekend but appears to be stalling on a transfer, with Fulham now said to have joined the race for his signature, while Clough, at the time of writing, was on the verge of a £2million switch to Bristol City.

Lennon will also be without the services of Emile Heskey, who continues to miss out with a calf injury, while Prince-Desir Gouano is a doubt after missing the FA Cup third round tie at Eastleigh.

Derik Osede, Stephen Dobbie and Liam Trotter have all been challenged to earn a place in the Wanderers squad, while the youth of Tom Walker, Kaiyne Woolery, Tom Eaves and Conor Wilkinson could all come into consideration for places amongst the substitutes.

Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal could be without Fernando Forestieri for the visit of Bolton, after he sat out the weekend win over Fulham with a slight knock.

Keiren Westwood is struggling to overcome a similar problem, meaning Joe Wildsmith should continue in goal, while recalls could be handed to both Jack Hunt and Sam Hutchinson.

Gary Hooper, once a target for Bolton, would line up against his former suitors, while ex-loanee at Macron Stadium, Barry Bannan, should start in midfield, fresh from agreeing a new three-and-a-half year contract at the club.

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15 Bolton Wanderers 26 32
16 Lincoln City 26 31
17 Cheltenham Town 27 31
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