Team News: Brentford v Bolton Wanderers

  • April 05, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton travel to Brentford on Tuesday, looking to put an end to a run which has brought them to within a day of a full calendar year without a win on the road.

Wanderers haven't tasted success away from home since April 6, 2015, when Eidur Gudjohnsen and a brace from Craig Davies gave them a thumping 3-0 victory at Cardiff City.

Now under the interim management of Jimmy Phillips, the Trotters have picked up just four away points all season - eight less than any other side - and anything less than three points would mean relegation would likely be confirmed at Derby County this coming Saturday.

Phillips has opted for youth in his two games in charge thus far, but will be without perhaps the most highly-rated in the shape of Rob Holding, who will serve a one-match ban following his red card against Reading at the weekend.

Holding's absence could see Derik Osede drop back into defence, alongside David Wheater, while Niall Maher could continue at right-back as Josh Vela is given an opportunity to impress in his natural central midfield role.

Ben Amos produced a Man of the Match display on his return from injury last time out and has shown no ill-effects, so he should retain his place in goal ahead of Paul Rachubka.

Stephen Dobbie is a major doubt after suffering a nasty cut to his head against the Royals, and he is expected to join Gary Madine, Wellington Silva, Dorian Dervite and Max Clayton on the sidelines, as well as the unfortunate Jay Spearing.

Alex Samizadeh could be handed a senior debut, as Phillips looks to monitor the fitness of Zach Clough and Emile Heskey, but that is likely to come from the substitutes' bench.

Brentford boss Dean Smith has doubts over the trio of Leandro Rodriguez, Maxime Collin and John Swift ahead of the game.

Rodriguez (hamstring) and Collin (knee) both left the field during the weekend win at Nottingham Forest, while Swift was left out of the squad at the City Ground because of an Achilles injury.

David Button (knee) and Alan Judge (foot) are expected to shake off minor complaints to feature, but there will be no places for Josh McEachran (foot), Scott Hogan (hamstring), Lewis Macleod (knee), Philipp Hofmann (back) and Andreas Bjelland (knee).

Bolton Wanderers: from: Amos, Rachubka, Campbell, Moxey, Osede, Wilson, Wheater, Finney, Maher, Vela, Davies, Trotter, Danns, Pratley, Twardzik, Woolery, Walker, Clough, Heskey, Dobbie, Samizadeh

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 14
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