Bolton V Charlton at Reebok Stadium : Match Preview

20 December 2013 11:01
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Davies could make Bolton start

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman is flirting with the idea of starting Mark Davies against Charlton this weekend.

The midfielder was given a huge ovation by the significant travelling contingent at Wigan last Sunday when he made his first appearance since February as a substitute in the final 10 minutes, and Freedman now believes he is ready to play from the first whistle following his knee injury.

United States international Stuart Holden has linked up with the squad again as part of the rehabilitation from his own knee injury, yet he will not start training again properly until the new year.

A similar timescale has been given to goalkeeper Adam Bodgan while fellow knee-injury victim Joe Riley (knee) and Marc Tierney (foot) are also still absent.

Charlton will be without Ben Hamer, Johnnie Jackson and Marvin Sordell.

Goalkeeper Hamer has yet to recover from the ankle injury he suffered last month so Ben Alnwick continues between the sticks.

Skipper Jackson is in the middle of a three-match ban after he was sent off at Yeovil a fortnight ago and striker Sordell is ineligible to play under the terms of his loan from the Reebok Stadium.

Leon Cort remains sidelined by a knee injury but fellow defender Chris Solly was an unused substitute against Derby last weekend following his knee problem and should be involved again.

Source: PA

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