Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Oldham Athletic

  • October 16, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton can kick-start their season on Saturday when they host the EFL's bottom club - Oldham Athletic - at the University of Bolton Stadium.

After the opening month of the campaign brought five consecutive defeats in all competitions, Wanderers have fared a little better in September - picking up four points from a possible six either side of an EFL Trophy defeat at Shrewsbury Town.

Victory against their near neighbours would push Ian Evatt's side into the lower mid-table after a half-dozen games, giving them hope ahead of a flurry of fixtures over the coming fortnight.

With four matches to follow this before the close of October, Evatt will be looking to utilise fresh faces in his playing squad as a number of key names return to fitness after a makeshift pre-season following their late arrivals at the club.

Peter Kioso joined on a season-long loan from Luton Town on Thursday and could go straight into the side at right wing-back, with Jak Hickman's place under threat after he came in for criticism from the Head Coach last time out.

Jamie Mascoll is another who felt the manager's wrath in post-match comments from Evatt, so Reiss Greenidge could be given an opportunity to impress on the other side should he hold off competition from Liam Gordon.

Lloyd Isgrove and Shaun Miller are said to be another week away from featuring but they have taken part in training this week, a step not too far away for long-term absentees Muhammadu Faal and Liam Edwards, who have been out on the grass in recent days increasing their rehabilitation efforts.

Gethin Jones (ankle), Tom White (knee) and Dennis Politic (knee) are all unavailable for the long-term, so the door remains open for the likes of Regan Riley, Ronan Darcy, Harry Brockbank and Adam Senior after they remained at the club on Friday's transfer deadline day.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Crellin, Gilks, Alexander, Gordon, Taft, Santos, Delaney, Hickman, Mascoll, Greenidge, Brockbank, Baptiste, Kioso, Senior, Comley, Sarcevic, Crawford, Darcy, Tutte, Graham, Lockett, Riley, Delfouneso, Doyle, Amoateng, Gnahoua

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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19 Oldham Athletic 6 4
20 Bolton Wanderers 6 4
21 Scunthorpe United 6 4
22 Barrow AFC 6 3
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