Team News: Walsall v Bolton Wanderers

  • December 11, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Ian Evatt will expect a response when Bolton travel to Walsall after being left crestfallen by a 6-3 defeat at home to Port Vale.

Wanderers were humiliated last time out, conceding six goals at the University of Bolton Stadium for the first time - and first on home soil since a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester United in February 1996.

Prior to their latest defeat, the Trotters had won five consecutive matches in all competitions and Evatt will hope a dressing down in training this past Monday will push his players on to continue their recent surge towards the League Two play-off places.

Bolton have no fresh injury concerns ahead of a first trip to the Banks's Stadium in over four years, with Evatt having the same squad at his disposal as he did seven days earlier.

Dennis Politic, Liam Edwards and Shaun Miller remain the only long-term absentees, while both Andrew Tutte and Harry Brockbank are making progress with their respective rehabilitation processes.

Tutte had originally been pencilled out for the remainder of the year after tearing a thigh a fortnight ago but could be back in contention for the festive period, while Brockbank is expected to resume full training on Monday after working his way back from a hamstring strain.

Ali Crawford is expected to play despite nursing a minor groin complaint, while Nathan Delfouneso is responding well to treatment to ease an ongoing back problem.

George Thomason may be handed another opportunity in central midfield, with other options in the form of Antoni Sarcevic and Brandon Comley finding themselves one booking away from a suspension.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Crellin, Gilks, Jones, Gordon, Taft, Santos, Delaney, Hickman, Mascoll, Greenidge, Baptiste, Kioso, Comley, Sarcevic, Crawford, White, Darcy, Isgrove, Thomason, Delfouneso, Doyle, Amoateng, Gnahoua

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