Derby V Bolton at The iPro Stadium : Match Preview

10 March 2014 04:01
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Martin back for Rams

Derby will have leading scorer Chris Martin back in their ranks for the visit of Bolton.

The 18-goal striker served a one-match suspension as the Rams suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat at the hands of struggling Millwall at the weekend. Head coach Steve McClaren admitted his surprise at a lack of quality in the final third against the Lions so there is a good chance Martin will go straight back into the starting line-up.

McClaren must decide whether to make more changes or give Saturday's team the chance to redeem themselves.

The likes of forwards Jamie Ward, Johnny Russell and Mason Bennett, defender Zak Whitbread and midfielders George Thorne and John Eustace provide options for McClaren.

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman could consider naming the same XI for a third straight game.

Wanderers have scored nine goals in their last two games and only fatigue is likely to force Freedman to alter his plans.

Top scorer Jermaine Beckford is back in full training following a hamstring injury but was not on the bench at the weekend in the 5-1 demolition of Leeds while midfielder Chris Eagles has an eye problem and could miss out.

United States international Stuart Holden is set to find out the extent of his latest knee setback in the early part of this week while this game is likely to come too soon for central defender Matt Mills (knee).

Source: PA