Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United

  • August 25, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Sammy Ameobi and Will Buckley could be rewarded for their midweek efforts with starting roles, as Bolton play host to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Having overcome minor injuries, Ameobi (hip) and Buckley (thigh) came off the substitutes' bench against Birmingham City to devastating effect, combining for the latter to score the winning goal - although EFL officials are due to meet to discuss the possibility of crediting it to Josh Magennis.

Should Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson restore the wide men to his starting line-up, Craig Noone and Yanic Wildschut are likely to drop out, while Josh Vela may also be handed a recall after sitting out the game on Wednesday night - Erhun Oztumer the one likely to miss out.

The aforementioned Magennis is expected to overcome a slight injury picked out last time out, although Clayton Donaldson is available to face his former club if called upon.

Ben Alnwick is set to start behind an unchanged defence of Andrew Taylor, Mark Beevers, David Wheater and Pawel Olkowski, while there could be a debut in midfield for Joe Williams after he joined on a season-long loan from Everton.

Jonathan Grounds is also available after sitting out the game against Birmingham under the terms of his loan deal from the Blues.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Matthews, B Williams, Little, Taylor, Beevers, Hobbs, Olkowski, Wilson, Darby, Grounds, Wheater, Lowe, Vela, Oztumer, Ameobi, Buckley, Noone, Murphy, O'Neil, Wildschut, J Williams, Donaldson, Magennis, Hall

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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Rochdale 34 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 14
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Who is Bolton's 2018/19 Player of the Year?
34.62% Gary O'Neil
19.38% David Wheater
18.92% Pawel Olkowski
9.27% Joe Williams
5.33% Jason Lowe
4.13% Sammy Ameobi
2.85% Josh Magennis
2.75% Mark Beevers
1.19% Jack Hobbs
1.01% Ben Alnwick
0.28% Andrew Taylor
0.28% Craig Noone