Team News: Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers

  • March 10, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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With 10 games of the Championship season to play, Bolton travel to Sheffield Wednesday knowing victory could see them rise up to 17th place in the league table.

Having bounced back from a 3-1 defeat at home to Preston North End with a 1-1 draw at Reading on Tuesday night, Wanderers begin the weekend occupying 19th position - five points and three places clear of the relegation zone.

Recent form is on the side of Phil Parkinson, who has won seven of his 10 managerial meetings against the Owls, while the Trotters have picked up maximum points on four of their last five league visits to Hillsborough.

Bolton have several minor injury concerns ahead of kick-off, with the likes of Jan Kirchhoff, David Wheater, Josh Vela and Sammy Ameobi set to be monitored.

Kirchhoff completed 70 minutes at the Madejski Stadium in midweek, his longest outing since leaving Sunderland last summer, and will be given time to recapture his fitness, while both Wheater and Vela were left out of the squad after recent issues continue to linger.

Ameobi, meanwhile, was missing on Tuesday night because of a back problem, but is expected to shake off the problem to put himself into contention for selection.

Mark Little is available following suspension, although Jon Flanagan was preferred last time out, while Parkinson will also have decisions to make over names such as Antonee Robinson, Andrew Taylor, Reece Burke, Jem Karacan, as well as who to start in attack from the list of Adam Le Fondre, Aaron Wilbraham, Zach Clough, Tyler Walker and new signing Chinedu Obasi.

Craig Noone and Will Buckley are also back and available after overcoming injury problems.

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, Kirchhoff, Le Fondre, Wilbraham, Walker, Clough, Obasi

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Portsmouth 4 8
4 Bolton Wanderers 4 8
5 Exeter City 4 7
6 Charlton Athletic 4 7
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