Bolton V Derby at Reebok Stadium : Match Preview

16 September 2013 03:01
Bolton V Derby - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Options for Freedman

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has options available to him should he wish to shuffle his pack ahead of their clash with Derby.

Defenders David Wheater and Tyrone Mears were dropped to the bench for Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Leeds and, given the Trotters' recent poor form, they will be hoping for a recall.

Chris Eagles (ankle), Marc Tierney (groin) and Tim Ream (hamstring) all featured on Saturday and could keep their places in the side, while Medo Kamara and Jermaine Beckford started on the bench on Saturday following their return from international duty and are in contention.

However, Andre Moritz has been ruled out for three to six weeks with a groin injury.

Derby are expected to be unchanged as they aim to make history at the Reebok Stadium.

The Rams' 5-1 victory at Millwall on Saturday saw them win their first three away league matches for the first time in 101 years - the club has never won all four of its away games from the start of a season.

Manager Nigel Clough reported no fresh injury problems following the success against the Lions so midfielders Jeff Hendrick (ankle) and James Bailey (knee) and centre-halves Shaun Barker and Mark O'Brien (both knee) are the only players who are unavailable.

John Eustace made his first Sky Bet Championship start of the season at Millwall and the midfielder looks set to keep his place in the team.

Source: PA