Bolton Wanderers vs Burton Albion
Tuesday 11th August
Bolton Wanderers first venture into the Capital One Cup this season will see them face League One side Burton Albion. The game will be the first time the two club's have ever played each other. The Whites will look to build on an impressive performance against Derby County at the weekend, whilst the Brewers will be full of confidence after a win against Scunthorpe in their first ever League One outing.
Derik Osede (ankle), Max Clayton (knee) and David Wheater (calf) remain injured, while Darren Pratley will be assessed this week after picking up an ankle ligament strain against Derby. Jay Spearing will miss the game through suspension, after picking up two yellow cards at the weekend. Tom Walker should return, after an injury in pre-season against Oldham Athletic.
Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is available again for Burton having missed Saturday's opener due to suspension. Wolves on-loan winger Zeli Ismail is a doubt with a knee injury and it remains to be seen whether he will travel. Right back Kelvin Maynard is the only long term absentee for the Brewers, out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Bolton Wanderers: D
Burton Albion: W
Top Goal Scorer: N/A
Most Bookings: Jay Spearing (2)
Top Goal Scorer: Stuart Beavon, Lucas Akins (1)
Most Bookings: Tom Naylor (1)
Burton Albion 10/3
One to watch
Stuart Beavon - the experienced forward will look to cause problems for the Whites defence.
What's been said
Neil Lennon on Burton: 'We won't treat the game any differently. We're facing dangerous opposition in Burton. Jimmy has done a fantastic job.'
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, after the win against Scunthorpe: 'We are still a work in progress. We are still working hard to get better, and we're going to get better, but we have made a very good start.'
Bolton have both scored and conceded in their last seven matches in the League Cup, while Burton Albion have scored in all but one of their 11 previous League Cup matches.
So I reckon Bolton Wanderers 3 - Burton Albion 1.