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Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion: LIVE

A proverbial six-pointer at the foot of the Championship

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David Wheater returns to the Bolton starting lineup for the huge visit of Burton Albion
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It’s a massive game at the bottom of The Championship this afternoon as bottom side Burton Albion visit the Macron Stadium with just two points separating them and 21st placed Bolton Wanderers.

This will be the first time the two sides have ever met in a league game, and their only previous meeting was a League Cup tie in 2015 that was won 1-0 away from home by Burton.

Phil Parkinson brings David Wheater back into the side in place of Reece Burke, while Stephen Darby comes in for Mark Little, who is presumably injured. Andrew Taylor and Felipe Morais return to the substitutes bench, which is once again void of Adam Le Fondre.

Burton go into the game with what looks like it could be a 4-4-2, although they do seem to be lacking a natural central midfielder. Former Bolton striker Marvin Sordell starts up front, and a former loanee Stephen Warnock is on the bench.

Here are today’s starting lineups. You can follow all the action from this huge game at the Macron in the Comments below.

Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Ben Alnwick; Stephen Darby, David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Antonee Robinson; Karl Henry, Darren Pratley; Sammy Ameobi, Josh Vela, Will Buckley; Gary Madine

Substitutes: Aaron Wilbraham, Craig Noone, Felipe Morais, Andrew Taylor, Reece Burke, Josh Cullen, Mark Howard

Burton Albion (4-4-2): Stephen Bywater; John Brayford, Ben Turner, Jake Buxton, Tom Flanagan; Luke Murphy, Will Miller, Tom Naylor, Lloyd Dyer; Marvin Sordell, Lucas Akins

Substitutes: Connor Ripley, Stephen Warnock, Matt Palmer, Joe Sbarra, Sean Scannell, Kyle McFadzean, Jamie Allen