Team News: Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

  • April 21, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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With relegation to League One now confirmed, the pressure will be off for Bolton when they travel to Blackburn Rovers on Easter Monday.

After an outstanding start to the season, which saw them register 10 points from the first 12 available, Wanderers have picked up just 22 in the 39 games they have played since.

Their fight against inevitable relegation came to an end with defeat at home to Aston Villa on Good Friday - a game in which saw them set a new club record of 27 losses in a league campaign for the first time in their history.

Phil Parkinson is expected to make changes for the short journey to Ewood Park, with David Wheater and Gary O'Neil both doubtful after injuries forced them off before half-time against Villa.

Wheater went down unopposed and had to be replaced on 36 minutes due to a leg problem, while O'Neil was withdraw shortly before the interval after landing awkwardly following an aerial duel which saw him suffer a blow to the head.

Sammy Ameobi (ankle) and Craig Noone (hamstring) are also unlikely to feature, with Luke Murphy (calf) and Jason Lowe (ankle) definitely out.

Yanic Wildschut hasn't featured since the FA Cup third-round victory over Walsall in January, but made his return to the substitutes' bench last time out after recovering from ankle ligament surgery.

Harry Brockbank was handed a senior debut against the Villans but will be monitored, with Luca Connell also under wraps as manager Parkinson looks to safeguard the futures of both prospects.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Alnwick, Matthews, B Williams, Little, Taylor, Beevers, Hobbs, Olkowski, Connolly, Wilson, Grounds, Wheater, Brockbank, Vela, Oztumer, Ameobi, Buckley, Noone, O'Neil, J Williams, Dyer, Wildschut, Pritchard, Earing, Connell, Donaldson, Magennis, Hall

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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Rochdale 31 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 32 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 23
22 Southend United 32 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 11
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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