Coming off their 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup, Bolton Wanderers have quite a lengthy injury list heading into this Saturday's league match against Leeds United. Matt Mills missed out on that one, an dis still nursing a mild ankle problem, but Neil Lennon and everyone else around the club expect him to be able to play.
In addition to Mills, winger Rob Hall will be out a couple of weeks with a more serious ankle injury. Of course, given the performance of Zach Clough last weekend, many may consider Hall surplus to requirements. The long-term injury list still includes Marc Tierney, Joe Mason, Max Clayton, Mark Davies, and possibly Kevin McNaughton. Craig Davies is available, but still not 100% after his hamstring trouble. Medo Kamara is reportedly on trial at Maccabi Haifa in Israel. Finally, Chung-Yong Lee is in Australia for the Asian Cup.
I suspect Neil Lennon will stay as close as possible to his favored selection, he is not a man who likes to ring in the changes.
Josh Vela Matt Mills Dorian Dervite Tim Ream
Liam Feeney Darren Pratley Liam Trotter Neil Danns Zach Clough
I think that is a good team. A little light on goalscoring, not to mention a bit overly dependent on the 19-year-old Clough for creativity. That aside, I think Gudjohnsen gets his first goal of the season, and Heskey come off the bench to add a late goal of his own. 2-0 to Bolton.