Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City

  • November 04, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will look to extend their unbeaten run to five games on Saturday, when they play host to Norwich City at Macron Stadium.

Not since December 2014 has a Wanderers side gone five unbeaten at Championship level, when, under the guidance of former manager Neil Lennon, they went eight without tasting defeat in league competition.

Saturday's opponents are in good form themselves, however, with an extra-time defeat at Arsenal in the Carabao Cup the only reversal in their last six on the road - whilst they have taken all three points in each of their last four away matches in the Championship. In fact, the last time the Canaries won five successive away league games was in November 1988 - a statistic they could match at the weekend.

Wanderers go into the game with no fresh injury concerns following their midweek draw at Sunderland.

Filipe Morais (stomach) and Chris Taylor (knee) remain sidelined, while checks will be made on the fitness of Andrew Taylor, Reece Burke and Adam Le Fondre - all of whom missed the game at the Stadium of Light.

Taylor suffered a back problem at Fulham last weekend and will be assessed ahead of kick-off, with Burke also facing a late test having picked up a hip complaint playing for the development squad a fortnight ago.

Le Fondre, who has been largely restricted to a substitutes' role in recent weeks, had been included on the teamsheet last time out, before a recurrence of a calf injury saw him drop out at the last minute.

Connor Hall will be included in the event that Le Fondre fails to prove his fitness, as he edges towards a senior debut for the club, whilst other names such as Derik Osede, Stephen Darby, Jem Karacan and Josh Cullen are all pushing for recalls after spells out of the side.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Howard, Turner, Little, A Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Robinson, Osede, Darby, Wheater, Burke, Vela, Karacan, Ameobi, Buckley, Noone, Cullen, Pratley, Henry, King, Le Fondre, Madine, Wilbraham, Armstrong, Hall

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