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Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers: LIVE

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Wanderers make the short journey to relegation threatened Wigan, hoping to end their woeful run of away form

Can youngster Rochinha shine for Wanderers again today?
Can youngster Rochinha shine for Wanderers again today?
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Bolton Wanderers travel to Wigan Athletic today for a Lancashire derby that could have a huge effect on the bottom of the table. Wanderers go into the game ten points clear of Wigan, who are currently six points away from safety.

Neither side will go into the game full of confidence, with the Whites on a run of six successive away defeats and the hosts haven't won at home since August.

Former Latics striker Emile Heskey returns to the Wanderers starting lineup today, partnering last week's two-goal hero Adam Le Fondre in attack.

Wanderers seem to be keeping to the 3-5-2 formation used at Ipswich in midweek. Liam Feeney returns after injury in place of Josh Vela, who drops to the bench, and is likely to be used in a right wing back role, while Barry Bannan returns to the starting lineup alongside Liam Trotter in midfield. Youngsters Tom Walker and Rochinha, who both impressed at Ipswich, retain their starting positions. Giles Coke and Craig Davies are both dropped from the squad completely having started in midweek.

I'm not sure how Wigan will line up, but it looks like a 4-4-2 with Leon Clarke and Marc-Antoine Fortune leading the attack. Former Bolton goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi starts in goal for the home side.

Wigan Athletic:

GK Ali Al-Habsi
RB James Perch
CB Jason Pearce
CB Harry Maguire
LB Gaetan Bong
RM Jermaine Pennant
CM Emmerson Boyce
CM Kim Bo-Kyung
LM Josh Murphy
CF Leon Clarke
CF Marc-Antoine Fortune

Substitutes: Scott Carson, Andrew Taylor, Billy McKay, Sheyi Ojo, Don Cowie, Martyn Waghorn, William Kvist

Bolton Wanderers:

GK Ben Amos
CB Paddy McCarthy
CB Matt Mills
CB Tim Ream
RWB Liam Feeney
LWB Tom Walker
CM Barry Bannan
CM Liam Trotter
AM Rochinha
CF Adam Le Fondre
CF Emile Heskey

Substitutes: Adam Bogdan, Dean Moxey, Dorian Dervite, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Josh Vela, Filip Twardzik