Team News: Hull City v Bolton Wanderers

  • August 25, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson will face his former club on Friday, as Bolton return to Championship action with a trip to Hull City.

Parkinson endured a miserable six-month spell in charge at the KCOM Stadium in 2006, winning just five of his 24 games in charge before being relieved of his duties.

Having sinced revived his career with spells at Charlton Athletic, Bradford City and now with Wanderers, he returns to the site of perhaps his darkest days in the game looking to upset the odds and guide his current club to a first league win of the season.

Despite victories over Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup, Bolton remain winless in four league games thus far - with disappointing displays at home to both Leeds United and Derby County providing a cause for concern.

Early-season injuries to the likes of Sammy Ameobi and Josh Vela have hampered an already limited squad in terms of numbers, although Wanderers could be boosted by the return of David Wheater for their trip over to Humberside.

Wheater has been missing since being substituted in the opening-day loss to Leeds with a back complaint but has made sufficient progress to be considered for a recall.

Mark Beevers, Reece Burke and Dorian Dervite have all slotted in during Wheater's absence, while the likes of Antonee Robinson, Stephen Darby and Mark Little all impressed in the midweek win over Sheffield Wednesday.

In fact, their displays could provide a surprise in the Bolton line-up, with Robinson pushing for a start ahead of Andrew Taylor at left-back and Little putting himself in contention for a place on the opposite flank should Filipe Morais fail to overcome a knock received last time out.

Adam Le Fondre and Adam Armstrong will once again battle it out to partner Gary Madine in attack, with additional support coming from the substitutes' bench in the form of Aaron Wilbraham.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Howard, Little, A Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Robinson, Osede, Darby, Wheater, Burke, Brockbank, Lonsdale, C Taylor, Karacan, Buckley, Cullen, Pratley, Morais, Earing, White, Le Fondre, Madine, Wilbraham, Armstrong

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Pos Team Pld Pts
14 Charlton Athletic 21 26
15 Cambridge United 21 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 24
18 Lincoln City 20 21
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