Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United

  • September 12, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Phil Parkinson may have to piece together a team, as they prepare to host Sheffield United at Macron Stadium.

Winless in their opening six league games and rooted at the foot of the Championship table, Wanderers welcome last season's League One champions on Tuesday night with a squad potentially lacking in numbers due to injuries.

Derik Osede and Stephen Darby became the latest names to be added to that injury list on Saturday, with both being forced out of the defeat to Middlesbrough and awaiting the results of scans to apparent hamstring problems.

David Wheater aggravated a knee injury in that same game and is a major doubt for the visit of the Blades, as is Filipe Morais after he suffered a heavy blow to the knee that had troubled him throughout pre-season.

Andrew Taylor was missing last time out after picking up a calf injury in training last week, while Dorian Dervite also sat out that game after failing to respond to painkilling injections.

Will Buckley is another who looks set to be absent, as he continues his recovery from a minor hamstring issue, meaning he is likely to join both Sammy Ameobi (knee) and Josh Vela (ankle) in watching on from the stands.

Ben Alnwick should continue in goal, despite being the victim of a costly mistake in the defeat to Boro, while potential changes could see Reece Burke slot in at right-back, Josh Cullen return in central midfield, and either Adam Le Fondre or Adam Armstrong partnering Gary Madine in attack.

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

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
20 Hull City 17 17
21 Birmingham City 17 15
22 Burton Albion 18 14
23 Bolton Wanderers 18 13
24 Sunderland 18 11
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Poll

Who is Bolton's 2016/17 Player of the Year?
52.34% David Wheater
15.03% Mark Beevers
12.76% Gary Madine
10.81% Josh Vela
3.98% Jay Spearing
1.87% Andrew Taylor
1.26% Ben Alnwick
0.85% Liam Trotter
0.45% Mark Howard
0.41% Tom Thorpe
0.24% Lawrie Wilson