Wanderers were back in the footballing headlines yesterday as it was announced they had completed the signing of former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi to further bolster their goal-shy strikeforce, and he starts on the bench today.
Bolton suffered a bitter blow with the loss of Wellington Silva in the loss to Birmingham City on Tuesday night, seeing our main attacking threat join Zach Clough on the sidelines. Today Lennon appears to have reverted to a 4-4-2 with a diamond in midfield, seeing Mark Davies in behind Gary Madine and Liam Feeney with Darren Pratley, Neil Danns and Josh Vela, who starts for the first time this season.
Our opponents come into today's game with a new manager, as Steve Evans took over from the sacked Uwe Rosler in midweek. Evans appears to have gone for a 4-4-2, with Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood up front.
Bolton have now only won one of their last 17 league games, losing nine of those, and the stats don't stack up well in Bolton's favour this afternoon either. We haven't beaten Leeds at home since 2004 and have only won one of their last ten visits to our ground, only keeping a clean sheet on one of the last 12 occasions.
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|Jose Manuel Casado
Substitutes: Shola Ameobi, Paul Rachubka, Dorian Dervite, Max Clayton, Stephen Dobbie, Filip Twardzik, Tom Walker.
Substitutes: Charlie Horton, Giuseppe Bellusci, Scott Wootton, Kalvin Phillips, Alex Mowatt, Will Buckley, Souleymane Doukara