Team News: Bolton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion

  • January 21, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton and West Bromwich Albion meet in front of the Sky Sports television cameras on Monday, with more than just the on-field action to keep an eye on.

Wanderers, who go into the game second from bottom in the Championship table, could escape the relegation zone with an unlikely four-goal victory over the Baggies, but attention, at least prior to kick-off, will be firmly focused on events outside the University of Bolton Stadium.

Frustrated by regular outbursts from club owner Ken Anderson, as well as persistent stories of winding-up orders, late payment of wages and news of potential transfer embargoes, supporters will gather an hour beforehand and embark upon a lap of the ground to voice their discontent.

Back to matters on the field, however, manager Phil Parkinson has been dealt a selection blow with news that Yanic Wildschut is likely to be sidelined until April after undergoing surgery on an ankle ligament injury picked up in the FA Cup third round victory over Walsall.

Fellow loanee Joe Williams is also unlikely to figure as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem, while ongoing issues with a hip injury could force Ben Alnwick into a watching role from the stands.

Should Alnwick fail to prove his fitness, there could be a second debut for Remi Matthews after he completed a permanent move from Norwich City on Friday.

Gary O'Neil, who last week signed a new contract that will keep him with Bolton until the end of the season, is a doubt, but there is positive news regarding the trio of Jack Hobbs, Marc Wilson and Andrew Taylor, after they all returned to training last week, putting them back in contention for places amongst the starting 11.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Matthews, B Williams, Turner, Little, Taylor, Beevers, Hobbs, Olkowski, Wilson, Grounds, Wheater, Lowe, Vela, Oztumer, Ameobi, Buckley, Noone, Murphy, O'Neil, Dyer, 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