Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers

  • January 28, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will look to arrest a run of four consecutive league defeats when they host Bristol Rovers on Tuesday evening.

Having gone down at the hands of Burton Albion, Rochdale, Lincoln City and Portsmouth since the turn of the year - conceding 12 goals in the process - Wanderers are desperate for a much-needed injection of confidence as they look to keep their impossibly slim chances of survival alive.

Keith Hill's side have won just four of their 24 League One outings this term but could complete a double over the Pirates having won 2-0 at the Memorial Stadium back in October.

Luke Murphy and Daryl Murphy were on targer that evening and look set to start at the University of Bolton Stadium, with the latter back in contention after being granted compassionate leave for the recent defeat at home to Portsmouth.

His availability will serve as a welcome boost to the Wanderers boss, who last week allowed young forward Connor Hall to spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at National League strugglers Chorley.

Joe Bunney could finally make his debut, four months on from a car accident in which he suffered multiple injuries to his collarbone and ribs, while Will Buckley is back for a third stint at the club, all despite being released earlier in the month.

Yoan Zouma will be assessed as he continues to struggle against a hamstring strain, while both Ali Crawford (knee) and Jack Hobbs (back) are unlikely to figure despite stepping up their respective recoveries from injury by returning to training on grass.

A sickness bug is understood to have reached the Trotters' Lostock training base, with decisions over the health and fitness of several names - including Joe Dodoo, Jason Lowe and Dennis Politic - likely to be made as late as possible.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Matthews, Alexander, Emmanuel, Bunney, Fleming, Brockbank, Edwards, Nsiala, Zouma, Senior, Lowe, Buckley, L Murphy, Weir, Hamilton, Politic, Darcy, Thomason, Graham, D Murphy, O'Grady, Faal, Dodoo

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Sky Bet League Two Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Exeter City 2 1
20 Tranmere Rovers 2 1
21 Bolton Wanderers 2 0
22 Oldham Athletic 2 0
23 Grimsby Town 2 0
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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