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Road to Recovery: Marcos Alonso Ready for First Team

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Marcos Alonso, one of the many players who has been plagued with unfortunate injuries this season, looks to be ready for first team action again The young Spaniard has been on-again-off-again ever since breaking his metatarsal in August. He was originally only supposed to be out for 6-8 weeks, but several reinjuries have effectively lengthened that to 6 months. However, he;s now made it through 2 reserve matches for John Henry unscathed and will be available for the FA Cup clash with Tottenham this weekend.

After completing 60 minutes against Wigan reserves, Alonso said"Overall I feel really good and the foot feels great. These last two reserve games were exactly what I needed. I feel a lot more confident now in my foot and my fitness...

"We have ten games left in the Premier League, each on their own merit a cup final for us because we want to win every one of them. I feel confident we can climb the league table and make sure we stay in the league...

"Whether I'm involved this weekend against Tottenham in the cup, who knows? I do know that I'm ready to play whenever the gaffer decides to call upon me."

The 20 year old left back has impressed in the few appearances he's been allowed this season. His inclusion would probably bench Gretar Steinsson and push Sam Ricketts back to his more natural right back position. This combination would be more dynamic and offensive than any other available to Bolton, and hopefully effective against Spurs. With Alonso back, it will probably be one of the strongest back fours put out all season for the Men in White, and we all know they need it.