Team News: Cardiff City v Bolton Wanderers

  • February 13, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton could put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone on Tuesday, when they travel to Cardiff City.

Having seen their trip to the Welsh capital rearranged due to the Bluebirds' FA Cup commitments in January, Wanderers make the journey to the Cardiff City Stadium two points clear of the bottom three and would leapfrog Reading into 18th position with a rare away win.

A number of former Cardiff players could potentially feature for Phil Parkinson's side, with Adam Le Fondre one of those hoping to get the nod.

Yet to start a league fixture in 2018, Le Fondre will look to build on his performance against Fulham on Saturday, when he came off the substitutes' bench to score an equaliser in a 1-1 draw with a contender for Goal of the Season.

Le Fondre could replace Zach Clough in attack, although Tyler Walker is also hoping to earn a recall, while Sammy Ameobi, another former City player, will be assessed ahead of kick-off after appearing to twist an ankle last time out.

Two more ex-Cardiff players in Mark Howard and Andrew Taylor are likely to be on the bench, although Craig Noone, who made 170 appearances during a five-year spell at the club, is set to miss out with a knee injury.

Reece Burke has yet to figure since returning on loan from West Ham United on transfer deadline day, but has recovered sufficiently enough from a back problem to provide competition for the backline of Mark Beevers, David Wheater and Dorian Dervite.

Will Buckley (hamstring), Stephen Darby (head) and Aaron Wilbraham (calf) remain doubtful, while Darren Pratley is still sidelined with a broken leg.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Howard, Turner, Little, A Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Flanagan, Robinson, Osede, Darby, Wheater, Burke, Vela, Karacan, Ameobi, Buckley, Noone, Charsley, Pratley, Morais, Henry, Le Fondre, Wilbraham, Walker, Hall, Clough

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Pos Team Pld Pts
3 West Bromwich Albion 4 7
4 Aston Villa 3 7
5 Bolton Wanderers 3 7
6 Swansea City 3 7
7 Nottingham Forest 4 6
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Who is Bolton's 2017/18 Player of the Year?
53.85% Ben Alnwick
13.11% Sammy Ameobi
10.49% Karl Henry
8.39% Antonee Robinson
4.98% David Wheater
3.41% Mark Beevers
2.1% Mark Little
1.84% Josh Vela
1.57% Darren Pratley
0.26% Reece Burke