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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Watford

Wanderers face the 'ornets this weekend looking to build on a good midweek win over Fulham

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Bolton Wanderers welcome Watford to the Reebok tomorrow, with their much-publicised fourteen-man injury list looking positively healthy at a mere seven!

Matt Mills, Craig Davies and Emile Heskey are all believed to still be missing from the game - the trio should be back for the game against Dougie Freedman....I mean Nottingham Forest next weekend. Personally I think one of the three will make it back tomorrow, with the injuries meant as a smokescreen to trick Watford in anticipation of the fixture.

You will no doubt all remember the fantastic 3-1 home win against Fulham this past Tuesday - this represented our first win in six games in all competitions. Since the arrival of Neil Lennon, Wanderers are unbeaten in the last nine home games in the Championship, winning six.

Opponents Watford have won four of their last five games, and themselves won 2-1 at Brentford on Tuesday, having lost their previous three away games in all competitions.

It'll be a tough game for the club, but a winnable one given our opponents' poor away form this season.

Danger man is undoubtedly captain and convicted felon Troy Deeney. The Hornets' striker has an impressive record of 11 goals in 23 appearances this season, amid rumours previously of a bid from Premier League side Burnley. Special attention should also be paid to Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, who himself is on a run of 11 goals in just seven outings.


*Watford won the earlier meeting this season 3-0 at Vicarage Road in August.

*Bolton have won seven of the last nine meetings in all competitions, losing the other two.

*Bolton have won the previous four meetings at the Macron Stadium. Watford's last win there was 2-1 in the old Division One in October 1998.