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Lennon: Ben Amos 'Injured for Three to Six Weeks'

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Those injuries are creeping back

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It has been revealed that Bolton Wanderers will be without first choice goalkeeper Ben Amos for three to six weeks through injury.

The former Manchester United stopper suffered ankle ligament damage in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers, the game in which his mistake cost the Whites a vital three points, while kicking the ball.

Neil Lennon did attempt to bring in another goalkeeper on an emergency loan deal, but his request was denied by the Football League as Bolton remain under a strict transfer embargo.

This leaves Wanderers fairly light in the goalkeeping department during a run of games that may well see us relegated by the time Amos has returned to fitness, with Paul Rachubka being our only fit first teamer. He came in for Amos on Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City and seemed to handle himself well.

Neil Lennon, said:

"I thought he was excellent and made a couple of important saves. Ben's injury made it difficult but Rachubka really stepped up for us."

If anything should happen to Rachubka in the coming weeks then Bolton will well and truly be screwed, with only youth team 'keepers Harry Campbell, Ross Fitzsimmons and Will Jaaskeleinen, who haven't made a first team appearance between them, standing in reserve.