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Live updates as Bolton look to move closer to promotion at Boundary Park today

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Could big David Wheater be used in an emergency striker role today? Probably not...
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Bolton Wanderers could move to within one victory of securing promotion back to The Championship at the first attempt if they take all three points from today's visit to Oldham Athletic.

This is Wanderers' first trip to Boundary Park for a league fixture in 20 years, a game that ended 0-0 back in April 1997. Furthermore, Bolton have only won once in their last 11 league matches at Oldham since 1934.

And maybe that's played some role in Phil Parkinson's team selection, which sees Adam Le Fondre utilised as a lone striker - unless he's lost his mind and decided to play David Wheater or Mark Beevers up front. Conor Wilkinson is dropped to the bench - which he's lucky to have managed given his performance at Scunthorpe last week - with Derik Osede coming into the side in his place to sure up the midfield 6 (SIX), we suspect. However, there are three strikers on the bench but no Gary Madine, who remains sidelined through injury.

The hosts look to be playing a 4-4-2, and include Steven Gerrard's brother Anthony, Stuart Ripley's son Conor and former Wanderers man Topi Obadeyi in their starting lineup.

Oldham Athletic (4-4-2): Conor Ripley; Brian Wilson, Anthony Gerrard, Peter Clarke, Ryan McLaughlin; Ousmane Fane, Paul Banks, Paul Green, Tope Obadeyi; Lee Erwin, Michael Ngoo.

Substitutes: Chris Kettings, Josh Law, Aiden O'Neill, Ryan Flynn, Lee Croft, George Edmundson, Jamie Stott.

Bolton Wanderers (3-6-1 aka 3-5-1-1): Mark Howard; Dorian Dervite, David Wheater, Mark Beevers; Filipe Morais, Derik Osede, Darren Pratley, Josh Vela, Jay Spearing, Dean Moxey; Adam Le Fondre.

Substitutes: Max Clayton, Chris Long, Reece Wabara, Jem Karacan, James Henry, Jake Turner, Conor Wilkinson.