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Updated Lineups! Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest: Match thread

The first league match at home this season promises to be full of excitement and suspense. It's times like this, when morale is at its lowest, that the Bolton sides of the past couple seasons have managed to surprise us with a result. Can they do it again?

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Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Location: Macron Stadium
Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Time: 3:00pm GMT, 10:00am EST

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

Bolton Wanderers: 0-1-0, -3, 0, 23rd

Form: W-L

Nottingham Forest: 1-0-0, 2, 3, 5th

Form: W-W


GK: Adam Bogdan
GK: Karl Darlow
D: Kevin McNaughton D: Jack Hunt
D: David Wheater
CB: Jack Hobbs
D: Matt Mills CB: Danny Fox
D: Tim Ream LB: Dan Harding
M: Chung-Yong Lee RW: Chris Burke
M: Jay Spearing CM: Chris Cohen
M: Medo Kamara CM: Andy Reid
M: Neil Danns CM: Michail Antonio
F: Joe Mason F: Britt Assombalonga
F: Craig Davies F: Matty Fryatt

Bolton Wanderers substitutes: Andy Lonergan, Dorian Dervite, Liam Trotter, Jermaine Beckford, Liam Feeney, Conor Wilkinson, Darren Pratley

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Dorus De Vries, Eric Lichaj, Jorge Grant, Ben Osborn, Jamie Paterson, Stephen McLaughlin, Lars Veldwijk

Dougie Freedman rang in the changes for the midweek cup tie against Bury, with only two players from last Saturday featuring in the starting XI.  Above you will find today's starting XI.  Dean Moxey and Mark Davies miss out through injury.  Below you will find my preferred line-up and formation.  Keep in mind, this is the team I would choose if I made the decisions:

Adam Bogdan

Kevin McNaughton Matt Mills David Wheater Tim Ream

Liam Trotter

Liam Feeney Jay Spearing Neil Danns

Craig Davies Joe Mason

I don't know if Bolton have ever actually used it, but I like the idea of a 4-1-3-2 formation.  Especially at home.  Who would you have started?  And don't forget to show me your score predictions in the comments!