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Bolton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion: LIVE

Wanderers welcome the league leaders to the Macron this afternoon eager to banish the memories of last week's capitulation at Huddersfield

Look who's back: Max Clayton makes his return from injury against Brighton today
Look who's back: Max Clayton makes his return from injury against Brighton today
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Bolton Wanderers entertain surprise Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion with the hosts urgently needing a confidence boost.

Bolton go into today's game just one position and one point above the relegation zone, and just two points above bottom of the league Rotherham United. Manager Neil Lennon also has a striker crisis to contend with, as Gary Madine is now his only fit forward following injuries to Zach Clough and Emile Heskey.

Lennon has made three changes for today's game, with Max Clayton and David Wheater both making their first starts of the season and right-back Francesco Pisano making his debut for the club. Lawrie Wilson doesn't even make the bench, but Kaiyne Woolery is named amongst the substitutes.

Brighton come into today's match as the only undefeated side in the Championship. However, their matches have hardly been free-flowing goalfests - the leaders have only scored 11 times and conceded just five in their eight games. They look to be setting up in a 4-4-2, with Bobby Zamora and Sam Baldock leading the line. Looking at their starting lineup, there honestly isn't a great deal to be too scared about despite them being top of the table.

Here are today's starting lineups. Stay in touch with all the action from the Macron and feel free to get in touch with your thoughts on all things Wanderers in the comments section below.


GK Ben Amos
RB Francesco Pisano
CB Prince
CB David Wheater
LB Dean Moxey
CM Neil Danns
CM Mark Davies (c)
RW Liam Feeney
AM Max Clayton
LW Wellington Silva
CF Gary Madine

Substitutes: Paul Rachubka, Josh Vela, Jay Spearing, Stephen Dobbie, Kaiyne Woolery, Alex Finney, Tom Walker


GK David Stockdale
RB Bruno
CB Gordon Greer
CB Uwe Hunemeier
LB Gaetan Bong
RM Liam Rosenior
CM Dale Stephens
CM Beram Kayal
LM Jamie Murphy
CF Bobby Zamora
CF Sam Baldock

Substitutes: Niki Maenpaa, Inigo Calderon, Lewis Dunk, Rohan Ince, Andrew Crofts, Solomon March, Elvis Manu