Dougie Freedman still says he wants to bring the young players through. That is his plan and that is why he is at Bolton. OK, we'll take his word for it. In all seriousness, there was some pressing news at his little talk for the local reporters.
First, the bad news: Striker Jermaine Beckford will be out for three weeks (Under Owen Coyle's training staff this would have meant four months). It's almost a hamstring, if the hamstring were the gluteal muscle. Beckford is a big loss. He is Wanderers' leading goal scorer and one of only two fit strikers. UNTIL NOW(Ominous voice).
And that brings us to the good news. Well, good news depending upon your opinion of striker Craig Davies, who is finally fit again after missing most of the season with a slew of niggling injuries. He will most likely return to the substitute's bench, where he will be joined by goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. Now, some believe that Bogdan should go right back into the starting XI, while others think that Andy Lonergan has won the shirt, but the manager will stick with Lonergan, at least for this weekend.
It could be a new formation and/or a new strike-force for Bolton Wanderers this weekend, but we won't know until Saturday. Watch this space!