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Spearing handed clean bill of health ahead of Leicester City clash

David Rogers

On Saturday, as Bolton Wanderers took on Bristol City at Ashton Gate, Jay Spearing was forced to leave the match with an injury. Just before the halftime break, the on-loan midfielder hobbled off with an apparent foot injury and he was swiftly replaced by Medo Kamara for the remaining 45+ minutes.

Fears grew when a photo later emerged of Spearing wearing a boot on his foot. Fortunately, Dougie Freedman says that Jay will be fit for tomorrow's match at Leicester City. The Trotters travel to the King Power Stadium to face the Foxes in what will be a crucial clash for playoff hopefuls. Dougie confirmed the above to the Bolton News:

"Jay has had a bruised nail for a number of weeks and it's not sore at all when he's got a pair of flip-flops on but with these fancy new boots they have these days that squash it, he got a kick and it was sore.

"I think he will be fine for Tuesday, it was just very uncomfortable for him. But I thought Medo was fantastic when he stepped in."

Spearing has been one of Bolton's most consistent performers this season and has proven to be a rock in defense. He has been one of the crucial pieces in Wanderers' late-season turnaround.

As a precaution, Bolton fans could very well see Medo start in place of Spearing on Tuesday. However, having seen him all year, it is hard to believe that a bruised toe would keep the combative midfielder out of such a vital match.