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Match Thread: Bolton v Ipswich

Wanderers host high-flying Ipswich Town at the Macron Stadium this afternoon, in a match that could see the return of the one and only Eidur Gudohnsen.

Today could see the return of Eidur Gudjohnsen in a Bolton shirt
Today could see the return of Eidur Gudjohnsen in a Bolton shirt
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Wanderers' resurgence under Neil Lennon sees them taking a five match unbeaten streak into today's home clash with Ipswich Town, who themselves are unbeaten in seven and sit in second position in the league.

Bolton are without in-form striker Craig Davies today as he picked up a hamstring injury in last weekend's 0-0 draw at Reading, meaning Neil Lennon had a big decision to make on who plays up front. And the big news for Wanderers is that youngster Conor Wilkinson steps in to take Davies' position alongside Max Clayton, to make his first start for Bolton.

Interesting news in defence sees David Wheater come into the side, with Josh Vela, who has impressed at right-back since coming back into the side, dropping to the bench. It remains to be seen who plays where, with neither Wheater nor Dorian Dervite obvious choices to play at full-back.

Wanderers fans will be delighted to hear new re-signing Eidur Gudjohnsen takes his place on the bench for The Whites.

Ipswich line up with little in the way of width, with Paul Anderson the only obvious winger. The visitors also have no obvious right back, as they too select three players you'd normally consider to be centre-backs. Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick, who has a tendency towards scoring against Bolton, will be dangerous up front.

Here are today's lineups at the Macron Stadium:

Bolton Wanderers:

GK Andy Lonergan
CB Dorian Dervite
CB Matt Mills
CB David Wheater
LWB Tim Ream
RWB Liam Feeney
CM Neil Danns
CM Darren Pratley
AM Chung-Yong Lee
CF Max Clayton
CF Conor Wilkinson
Subs Bogdan, Moxey, Spearing, Vela, Hall, Trotter, Gudjohnsen

Ipswich Town:

GK Bartosz Bialkowski
DF Luke Chambers
DF Tommy Smith
DF Christophe Berra
DF Tyrone Mings
MF Paul Anderson
MF Cole Skuse
MF Teddy Bishop
MF Jay Tabb
CF Daryl Murphy
CF David McGoldrick
Subs Gerken, Parr, Clarke, Ambrose, Bru, N Hunt, Sammon

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