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Heskey Out Injured with a Hamstring Strain

Who needs strikers anyway

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Yet more bad news concerning injures was broken in Neil Lennon's pre-Rotherham press conference, on Monday morning. The Bolton Wanderers boss revealed that Emile Heskey has picked up a hamstring strain and could face two/three weeks on the sideline.

He joins the likes of Mark Davies, Max Clayton, Craig Davies and Zach Clough in the treatment room, as Bolton lose yet another important attacking player to injury.

This leaves the Whites drastically short on numbers for Tuesday's trip to the New York stadium, with only Eidur Gudjohnsen (who played the full ninety on Saturday), Conor Wilkinson and potentially a returning Clough, the only first team strikers available for the massively important game.

Heskey has made a big impact on the club since he was signed as a free agent in the tail end of 2014. He scored on his debut, against Blackburn Rovers, has been nearly ever present since, offering a physical threat to the Bolton attack and offering massive amount of experience to his younger team mates.

One player who may find himself involved in the team is youngster Andy Kellet. The winger returned from his loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last week and, despite their best efforts to resign him, is still at the club and it's thought that Lennon is a big fan. There may also be an opportunity for Sanmi Odelusi, who's been impressing in the reserves of late after a lengthy injury lay off and has been involved in the last few match day squads.