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Bolton V Wolverhampton at Reebok Stadium : Match Preview

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05 Apr 2013 17:31:26

Bolton V Wolverhampton at Reebok Stadium : Match Preview

Bolton V Wolverhampton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Trotters without Wheater

Bolton will be without defender David Wheater when they look to make it seven consecutive npower Championship home wins on Saturday.

Wheater made three substitute appearances before the recent international break having returned from a long-term knee injury but will now be laid low by a calf strain for three weeks.

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has full-back Sam Ricketts and forward Craig Davies available once more.

The Welsh duo sat out Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Huddersfield at the Reebok having received red cards during the second half of the 3-2 loss at Charlton last weekend.

Along with Davies' return, Freedman's attacking options are further boosted by Robert Hall after the on-loan West Ham youngster completed a successful week of training.

Midfielders Keith Andrews (Achilles) and Mark Davies (knee) remain on the sidelines alongside right-back Tyrone Mears (illness).

David Davis and Jamie O'Hara are expected to be fit for in-form Wolves' trip.

Davis completed Monday's 3-2 victory at local rivals Birmingham despite struggling with a groin injury, while fellow midfielder O'Hara was forced off just before the half-hour mark due to the dead leg which had threatened his involvement in the first place.

Forward Bjorn Sigurdarson also hopes to be fit to face the Trotters having been sent home from training on Thursday due to illness.

Wolves will be without top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake after he suffered a broken fibula at St Andrew's, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

The 15-goal striker joins Bakary Sako (hamstring), Carl Ikeme (broken hand) and Dave Edwards (metatarsal) on the sidelines.


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