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Injury update: Will Bolton Wanderers have any players fit Saturday?

At several points this winter Neil Lennon's squad have looked more like an orthopedic surgery suite than a football club. Is it finally time to unleash the full power of a fit and focused Bolton Wanderers football club?

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Not really.  Well, maybe a little bit.  Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan  is still out, and it is unclear when the Hungarian stopper will be back in the squad.  That's okay, because his fitness will only lead to a goalkeeper controversy, which nobody needs right now.

Defender Matt Mills failed a fitness test last week, but most at the club, including manager Neil Lennon, expect him to be available for this week's match against Nottingham Forest and former Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman.  So that leaves our defense in good shape health wise, with the only absentee Marc Tierney, whose knee has prevented from playing since well over a year ago.

Midfield is a little more problematic.  Darren Pratley and Liam Trotter will continue to be absent for the foreseeable future.  David Pye wrote in the Bolton News yesterday that Mark Davies may be back next month, but I will believe that when I see it.  Pratley has certainly been missed on the defensive end of things, but between the new signings from January and the promoted youngsters, I think we will be okay in the midfield.

The forwards may finally be getting back to fitness.  Eidur Gudjohnsen has been doing yeomen's work the past two months, but let's face it, he's just not capable of doing what Neil Lennon has asked him to do at this point in his career.  He was signed to come off the sub's bench for 20-30 minutes and wreak havoc on tired defenses.  Now that Adam Le Fondre is in form, Zach Clough is maturing, and Craig Davies is fit again, Gudjohnsen can fill the role he was signed to do.  And he will be joined by Emile Heskey, who is also likely to return this weekend.  Max Clayton, on the other hand, is out for the season.

There it is folks.  Neil Lennon does not yet have a full squad at his disposal, but he is not far off.  Will it be enough for a late promotion push?  Maybe not, but if the last few matches are any indication, it will certainly be fun to watch.