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Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough: Lineups and Matchthread

The fight for the playoffs is very tight, and it is win or go home for these two sides today. Boro are a long shot, and a loss mathematically eliminates them. Bolton are in better shape, but still need help elsewhere.

Now is a good time to relocate that goal-scoring form.
Now is a good time to relocate that goal-scoring form.
Charlie Crowhurst

Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough
Location: Reebok Stadium
Date: April 20, 2013

Time: 7am PST, 10am EST, 3pm BST

Records (W-D-L, +/-, Points, Place):

Bolton: 17-12-14, +7, 63, 7th

Form: L-L-W-W-W-L

Boro: 18-4-21, -6, 58, 10th

Form: L-L-D-L-L-W


GK: Jason Steele
GK: Adam Bogdan
D: Justin Hoyte D:Samuel Ricketts
D: Jonathan Woodgate
D: Zat Knight
D: Rhys Williams D:Craig Dawson
D: Andy Halliday D: Marcos Alonso
M: Kieron Dyer M: Chris Eagles
M: Richard Smallwood M: Darren Pratley
M: Josh McEachran M: Medo Kamara
M: Mustapha Carayol M:Chung-Yong Lee
F: Sammy Ameobi F: Craig Davies
F: Scott McDonald F: Marvin Sordell

Middlesbrough Substitutes: Jayson Leutwiler, Andre Bikey, Nicky Bailey, Curtis Main, Marvin Emnes, Ishmael Miller, Faris Haroun

Bolton Wanderers Substitutes: Andy Lonergan, Tim Ream, Rob Hall, Tom Eaves, Josh Vela, Danny Butterfield, Chris Lester

Dougie Freedman has made the exact changes we talked about in yesterday's preview for Bolton. Sam Ricketts takes over at right back. The 4-4-2 formation returns, with Forward Craig Davies coming in for midfielder Josh Vela, and forward Marvin Sordell replacing injury victim David Ngog. Boro have come out with a lot of firepower in the starting XI and on the bench. They want to score. What do you think Readers, can the Whites keep another home clean sheet?