Team News: Doncaster Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

  • February 11, 2020 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL:

After months of off-field debate between rival supporters, Doncaster and Bolton finally meet on the pitch on Tuesday evening.

Six months after the reverse fixture at the University of Bolton Stadium was controversially postponed by Wanderers officials at short notice, the Keepmoat Stadium will serve as the backdrop in the latest story between the clubs.

The Trotters have won each of their past three encounters against Rovers - dating back to January 2007 - with Tuesday's hosts last victorious in May 1987 when they last met in the third tier.

Keith Hill will once again have limited selection options at his disposal, with further injuries at St Andrew's last time out set to force changes.

Toto Nsiala was momentarily knocked unconscious in an aerial collision with a Coventry City player, with medical personnel making the decision to have the on-loan Ipswich Town defender substituted.

Backroom staff have kept a close eye on Nsiala in recent days but he remains a major doubt, with official EFL clearance yet to be received for his inclusion.

Ronan Darcy remains unavailable due to a foot injury, meaning he joins the likes of Will Buckley (broken leg), Ali Crawford (knee) and Yoan Zouma (hamstring) on the sidelines. Anthony Georgiou is yet to link up with Wanderers, with Tottenham Hotspur continuing to monitor his progress against injury.

Harry Brockbank, Liam Edwards, Adam Senior, Sonny Graham, Muhammadu Faal and Joe Bunney were all involved for the under-23 side in their 4-1 defeat to Leeds United on Monday, potentially opening the door for Jack Hobbs or Ryan Delaney to feature in central defence in the likely absence of Nsiala.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Matthews, Alexander, Emmanuel, Bunney, Hobbs, Delaney, Fleming, Bryan, Brockbank, Edwards, Nsiala, Lowe, L Murphy, Mellis, Hamilton, Politic, Graham, D Murphy, O'Grady, Faal, Dodoo

Football betting site Betway

Sky Bet League Two Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
15 Colchester United 23 30
16 Port Vale 25 29
17 Bolton Wanderers 24 28
18 Harrogate Town 22 26
19 Scunthorpe United 24 26
View Full Standings >>


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