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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United

After dismantling Dave Whelan and his Merry Men for the second time in recent weeks, Bolton now turn their attention to the once great Leeds United. Neil Lennon and his Wanderers side will be desperate to continue their impressive home form.

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The Leeds United of yesteryear are now simply a long-distant bitter memory as the Leeds of today continue to make headlines off the pitch rather than on it.

The once great Leeds continue to struggle to perform at Championship level and after selling star man Ross McCormack to divisional rivals Fulham, it's unlikely that Leeds will make any mark whatsoever again this season.

Former Bolton Wanderers player Neil Redfearn, only their 3rd permanent manager this season, brings his side across the Pennines in a tasty Roses clash.

Whilst the modern day Leeds United aren't making noise on the pitch, that isn't to say we won't hear from them, Sunglasses-donning, part-time mature David Hasselhoff impersonator owner Massimo Cellini has continued to make the headlines since taking over the troubled side.

Various strange public appearances, managerial farces and most recently a failure of the FA's fit and proper person's test has kept the Yorkshire giants in the news.

Anyways, back to the football.


Bolton will be without midfield talisman Chung-Yong Lee as the playmaker heads to the Asia Cup to represent his native South Korea, speculation at the Macron Stadium suggests he may have already played his final game for Bolton.

Also Lennon will be toying the idea of introducing the impressive trio of Adam Bogdan, Liam Trotter and Zach Clough, who all performed well when given their oppurtunity against Wigan Athletic. Leeds will be without goal-shy striker Noel Hunt as the Irishman has joined Mick McCarthy and his high flying Ipswich Town side.


Bolton Wanderers Goals: Craig Davies 4 / Assists: Jay Spearing 4

Leeds United Goals: Mirco Antenucci 8


Bolton - Evens

Draw - 23/10

Leeds - 11/4