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Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End: LIVE

Live updates on a must-win Lancashire derby for struggling Bolton

Dean Holdsworth will be at the Macron today for his first match as Bolton Wanderers chief executive
Dean Holdsworth will be at the Macron today for his first match as Bolton Wanderers chief executive
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Bolton Wanderers welcome Preston North End to the Macron Stadium this afternoon, in the first match of the confirmed Sports Shield era.

Dean Holdsworth and co will be looking on for this Lancashire derby, hopeful that the new ownership will inspire a change in fortunes on the field at Bolton.

Neil Lennon makes one change to the side that rescued a last minute draw against Ipswich Town, with Jay Spearing strangely missing from the squad and replaced by Gary Madine. That appears to suggest Bolton will revert to a more traditional 4-4-2, with Mark Davies 'providing width' from the left.

Preston also look to be playing 4-4-2, but I've barely heard of half their team. In Jordan Hugill they have a striker that's never scored for the club, partnered by Callum Robinson, who has scored two. Ominous for Bolton, although it's worth nothing that we are unbeaten in our last seven games against Preston, going back to 1992.

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Here are today's starting lineups:

Bolton Wanderers
GK Paul Rachubka
RB Lawrie Wilson
CB Rob Holding
CB Derik Osede
LB Dean Moxey
RM Liam Feeney
CM Darren Pratley
CM Liam Trotter
LM Mark Davies
CF Gary Madine
CF Zach Clough
Harry Campbell
Josh Vela
Neil Danns
Wellington Silva
Kaiyne Woolery
Stephen Dobbie
Alex Finney

Preston North End
GK Anders Lindegaard
RB Calum Woods
CB Bailey Wright
CB Tom Clarke
LB Greg Cunningham
RM Paul Gallagher
CM Ben Pearson
CM Daniel Johnson
LM Adam Reach
CF Callum Robinson
CF Jordan Hugill
Chris Kirkland
Marnick Vermijl
Clive Smith
Neil Kilkenny
John Welsh
Eoin Doyle
(club only announced 6!)