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Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham: LIVE

Live updates as Gillingham make the long journey north from Kent on a Monday night - good choice Sky Sports

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David Wheater is back in the league for tonight's clash with Gillingham
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It's a cold Monday evening here in London, which probably means its borderline Baltic in Bolton tonight. But think yourself lucky to be a Bolton Wanderers fan at the Macron Stadium or watching from the warmth of your armchair, as a few Gillingham fans (if any of them are mad enough to have made the trip north) will have had to endure a 512-mile and at least 10-hour round trip for this evening's entertainment.

Yes, the wisdom of Sky Sports is out in all its finest glory as the broadcaster's '10 in 10' roadshow brings Kent side Gillingham to face the mighty Wanderers tonight.

Bolton could move back into second place in League One and close to within one point of league leaders Scunthorpe United with a win this evening. Phil Parkinson sticks with the tried and tested side that's served us so well of late, with David Wheater retaining his place having returned from injury for the FA Cup win over Sheffield United.

The visitors are currently in 16th place, but are only six points off the play-off places and could jump up to 11th in the league with a victory. The Gills have won three of their last four games and four of their last six in all competitions, but were knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league Brackley Town in the second round. Prior to their recent spell of form they had won just once in 15 attempts in all competitions between the end of August and early November.

They lineup in what I can only presume is a 3-5-2 with former England left-back Paul Konchesky filling in at centre-back. They have Jay Emmanuel-Thomas providing threat from the wide areas with former West Ham United man Frank Nouble leading the strikeforce along with Cody McDonald. Keep an eye out for midfielder Bradley Dack, who's a hot prospect on the new Football Manager game.

Below are tonight's starting lineups, and we'll bring you live updates as they happen from the Macron in the Comments section below. Feel free to get in touch with your thoughts on all things Wanderers related in the same place.

Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1):

GK: Paul Rachubka

RB: Lawrie Wilson, CB: David Wheater, CB: Mark Beevers, LB: Andrew Taylor

CM: Jay Spearing, CM: Tom Thorpe

RW: Sammy Ameobi, AM: Josh Vela, LW: Zach Clough

CF: Gary Madine

Substitutes: Jamie Proctor, Keshi Anderson, James Henry, Chris Taylor, Derik Osede, Dean Moxey, Jake Turner


GK: Stuart Nelson

CB: Max Ehmer, CB: Baily Cargill, CB: Paul Konchesky

RM: Scott Wagstaff, CM: Jake Hessenthaler, CM: Bradley Dack, CM: Josh Wright, LM: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

CF: Frank Nouble, CF: Cody McDonald

Substitutes: Tom Hadler, Ryan Jackson, Deji Oshilaja, Rory Donnelly, Greg Cundle, Mark Byrne