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Updated lineups: Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City

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Wanderers go into tonight's clash with Cardiff City next to bottom of the Championship in vital need of another three points, but that certainly won't come easily against the Welsh side.

Neil Lennon's men host Cardiff City tonight
Neil Lennon's men host Cardiff City tonight
Jamie McDonald

Wanderers' defensive woes have been well documented of late, but I don't think anyone expected this. Either Liam Feeney will start at right-back (has anyone ever seen him defend or tackle anyone?)  or manager Neil Lennon has drastically revert to an untested 3-5-2 formation. For the life of me I'm not sure how we are lining up this evening.

Either way, Josh Vela makes a very welcome return with his first start of the season as he comes in for Jay Spearing, while Craig Davies replaces Jermaine Beckford and Liam Feeney comes in for Oscar Threlkeld.

The visitors' will pose a real threat to Bolton's interesting new formation, with the lively Adam Le Fondre and Federico Macheda up front, and dangerous Peter Whittingham and Craig Noone providing the creativity from midfield.

Here are tonight's starting lineups, please share your thoughts on the team and the action in the comments section below.

Bolton Wanderers:

Andy Lonergan

Liam Feeney Dorian Dervite Matt Mills Tim Ream

Chung-Yong Lee Mark Davies Josh Vela Neil Danns

Darren Pratley

Craig Davies

Substitutes: Paddy Kenny, Dean Moxey, Jay Spearing, Jermaine Beckford, Max Clayton, Liam Trotter, Oscar Threlkeld.

Cardiff City:

David Marshall

John Brayford Sean Morrison Bruno Ecuele Manga Fabio

Peter Whittingham Aron Gunnarsson Joe Ralls Craig Noone

Adam Le Fondre Federico Macheda

Substitutes: Simon Moore, Ben Turner, Mark Connolly, Nicky Maynard, Ravel Morrison, Danny Gabbidon, Bo-Kyung Kim.