Wheater back in Wanderers frame
David Wheater could make his first Bolton appearance since September when Bournemouth visit the Reebok Stadium.
The central defender has been out of action with a troublesome knee problem but boss Dougie Freedman revealed he was back in full training on Monday.
Midfielder Stuart Holden expressed hope he could be back in reserve games this month, but Freedman is more cautious over the USA international's long-term knee problem.
Striker Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) was rated 50-50 prior to last weekend's clash at Ipswich, which he missed, but an extra seven days may work in the favour of Wanderers' top scorer.
Bournemouth will be without Charlie Daniels.
The 27-year-old will head to Italy to see a specialist as he attempts to speed up his recovery from an injury he suffered early on in their 2-1 victory over Huddersfield which looks set to sideline him for three weeks.
In his absence, former Republic of Ireland international Ian Harte will make his second start since October 19 as they look to get back to winning ways after a 1-0 home defeat to Leicester last time out.
New signing Yann Kermorgant was introduced as a second-half substitute in that loss and the former Charlton man is pushing for a start against the Trotters.