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Bournemouth v Bolton Wanderers: LIVE

Wanderers have a chance to ruin Bournemouth's 'all but promoted party' as they visit Dean Court tonight - can they pull off a massive upset?

Naughty boy Barry Bannan is back in the Bolton team to face Bournemouth tonight
Naughty boy Barry Bannan is back in the Bolton team to face Bournemouth tonight
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Bolton Wanderers may have had a disappointing season but tonight is our chance to cast the web of misery away from ourselves and onto someone else. Tonight the Whites travel to promotion-chasing Bournemouth, who have probably been the best team in the Championship all season and need a win to all but mathematically secure their place in the Premier League.

The Cherries are currently tied on points with third-placed Middlesbrough, but their superior goal difference (16 goals better off than Middlesbrough) means a win will technically promote them. Consequently Wanderers have barely been given a chance by 'expert' commentators, with some bookmakers offering odds of 10/1 for a Bolton win.

Wanderers look to be lining in a very suspicious looking 3-5-2 formation, with a central defensive partnership of Tim Ream, Dorian Dervite and Dean Moxey, with Liam Feeney and Tom Walker providing the width at wing-back. Naughty boys Barry Bannan and Neil Danns return to the midfield with Mark Davies supporting the strike partnership of Emile Heskey and Adam Le Fondre. Oscar Threlkeld drops to the bench, and is joined there by youngsters Kaiyne Woolery and Quade Taylor.

The hosts line up in a 4-4-2 with Yann Kermorgant, who always seems to score against us, alongside free-scoring Callum Wilson in attack. And if that wasn't worrying enough, they have Kenwyne Jones and Brett Pitman on the bench.

Let us know your thoughts on tonight's game and all things Wanderers related in the comments section below. And don't forget to look out for the LOVS writer's thoughts on our podcast, which we'll be recording after the final whistle tonight.

Here are tonight's starting lineups.


GK Artur Boruc
RB Adam Smith
CB Tommy Elphick
CB Steve Cook
LB Charlie Daniels
RM Matt Ritchie
CM Andrew Surman
CM Harry Arter
LM Marc Pugh
CF Yann Kermorgant
CF Callum Wilson

Substitutes: Lee Camp, Elliot Ward, Ian Harte, Dan Gosling, Ryan Fraser, Brett Pitman, Kenwyne Jones

Bolton Wanderers:

GK Adam Bogdan
CB Dean Moxey
CB Dorian Dervite
CB Tim Ream
RWB Liam Feeney
LWB Tom Walker
CM Barry Bannan
CM Neil Danns
AM Mark Davies
CF Emile Heskey
CF Adam Le Fondre

Substitutes: Andy Lonergan, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Filip Twardzik, Oscar Threlkeld, Giles Coke, Quade Taylor, Kaiyne Woolery