Team News: Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers

  • September 26, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton's desperate search for a goal takes them to Ashton Gate on Tuesday night, when they line up against Bristol City.

Having lost 3-0 at home to Brentford on Saturday, Wanderers set a new club record of having failed to score in six consecutive games - whilst also losing on each of those outings.

They enter the midweek round of fixtures rooted at the foot of the Championship table, having accumulated just two points from their opening nine games, and even a win on the road - which would represent their first at this level in 30 attempts - is highly unlikely to lift them from that position.

Wanderers boosted their ranks on Monday with the addition of former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Karl Henry.

Henry will be assessed for fitness in the build-up to the game, but could be in contention for an immediate debut with Jem Karacan set to miss out as he serves a one-match ban.

Sammy Ameobi is available for the first time this season, although he will be restricted to a place amongst the substitutes, while there are minor fitness concerns over the trio of Reece Burke, Filipe Morais and Antonee Robinson.

Ben Alnwick is expected to play despite struggling with an ongoing neck problem, but Josh Vela, Derik Osede, Stephen Darby and Will Buckley will sit out until after the upcoming international break.

Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham joined Bolton from Tuesday's opponents over the summer and should get a run out on their former stomping ground, while there could be league debuts for academy graduates Jack Earing and Jeff King, who have travelled with the first-team squad.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Howard, Turner, Little, A Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Robinson, Wheater, Burke, Brockbank, Lonsdale, Ameobi, Noone, Cullen, Pratley, Morais, King, Perry, Earing, White, Henry, Le Fondre, Madine, Wilbraham, Armstrong

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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
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