Team News: Hartlepool United v Bolton Wanderers

  • January 04, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Ian Evatt could hand debuts to his two January signings thus far when Bolton travel to Hartlepool United on Tuesday night.

After winning each of their four Papa John's Trophy ties inside 90 minutes so far this season, Wanderers are just one game away from a place in the quarter-finals of the competition and have their eyes firmly set on an outing at Wembley Stadium this coming April.

Having tasted defeat at Rotherham United on Saturday in what was their first game in three weeks, the Trotters are starting to add bodies to what had been a severely depleted squad but they remain far from full strength.

Dion Charles and Marlon Fossey could come into contention, with ratification of their respective moves expected to be made prior to kick-off at the Suit Direct Stadium.

Xavier Amaechi's loan from Hamburg is set to be extended until the end of the season, with international clearance currently holding up official confirmation, while Ronan Darcy finds himself in a similar situation after his loan at Norwegian side Sogndal came to an end a number of weeks ago.

Kieran Lee continues to miss out as he struggles with the symptoms of COVID-19, while MJ Williams is back after testing negative for the disease and coming through training on Monday.

Andrew Tutte and Lloyd Isgrove are still recovering from hamstring surgery, while Josh Sheehan (ACL) and Gethin Jones (fractured leg) remain sidelined.

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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston