Team News: Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers

  • March 04, 2016 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/f9bbd

Bolton's search for an away win enters an 11th month on Saturday, where they hope to end that particular run with a trip to Leeds United.

Since winning 3-0 at Cardiff City on April 6, 2015, Wanderers have gone 20 games without victory on the road but, in Leeds, face a team that has won just once in 11 outings and on the receiving end of a 4-0 thumping at Brighton & Hove Albion during the week.

Neil Lennon publicly admits Wanderers need to start picking up points, with the club seven points from safety with only 12 games remaining, and he could be boosted by the return of Liam Trotter for the trip to Elland Road.

Trotter has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and has had to watch on as Jay Spearing made a successful return to the team, so he could be utilised as a substitute with one eye on Tuesday's home match with Ipswich Town.

David Wheater isn't yet fit enough to return from a hamstring problem of his own, while Dorian Dervite (ankle), Max Clayton (hamstring) and Ben Amos (ankle) remain sidelined.

Paul Rachubka will return to his former club, as he continues to keep goal in the absence of Amos, with Lennon likely to name a similar team to the one that started against Burnley last time out.

Leeds boss Steve Evans will have Giuseppe Bellusci available after suspension and must decide whether to recall the Italian at the expense of Sol Bamba.

Scott Wootton has an abscess on his heel and is a major doubt for the game, so Stuart Dallas could come back in his place, although there is definitely no place for Chris Wood, who has missed the last six games with a hamstring injury.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Rachubka, Campbell, Moxey, Osede, Wilson, Holding, Vela, Feeney, Spearing, Davies, Trotter, Danns, Pratley, Silva, Twardzik, Woolery, Walker, Clough, Madine, Heskey, Dobbie

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
View Full Standings >>

Poll

Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston