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Andy Lonergan To Undergo Knee Surgery, Will Be Out Of Action For Three Months

Bolton's backup goalkeeper has sat the last few matches out after picking a knee knock up in training the week before.

David Rogers

Andy Lonergan was signed in the summer to put pressure on Adam Bogdan and make sure that the Hungarian number-one did not get too comfortable. Adam Bogdan has been Adam Bogdan this year, a very clean-cut dichotomy of brilliant reaction stops and schoolboy errors, with his display against Wolves solidifying that train of thought.

As mentioned before, Lonergan had picked up a knee injury in training last week and, as a result, has not been on the bench for Bolton Wanderers in their win against Bristol City and draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

Lonergan will have knee surgery and this will keep him out of action until about January. Youngster Jay Lynch has taken his place over the last two matches and was apparently very close to making his senior debut last night:

Rob Lainton, who has had a very tough year in terms of injuries, made his return for the reserves on Monday as the development squad lost to West Ham United.