With just two points from a possible 12 in the league to date, Bolton Wanderers face a tough task as they travel to face a Hull City side freshly relegated from the Premier League - and £18.5m better off following the sale of Sam Clucas this week.
Wanderers should take heart from the midweek victory over Sheffield Wednesday which, praise the Lord, has seen Darren Pratley remain on the bench - but strangely not for Derik Osede, despite his impressive performance against Wednesday.
Reece Burke returns at the heart of the defence, while both Filipe Morais and Andrew Taylor return at wing-back, and Josh Cullen replaces Derik. Gary Madine is back to lead the line alongside Adam Armstrong, who also impressed in midweek.
The hosts have a creative threat in Polish international Kamil Grosicki, whose crossing and ability to move into space could really make our concerning 3-5-2 formation creak. They have two Chelsea loanees in their defence, in the form of Ola Aina and Michael Hector, alongside former England international Michael Dawson.
Surprisingly, there are a whole host of players I’ve never heard of, including Max Clark, who I’m expecting to line-up in a midfield three alongside Sebastian Larsson and David Meyler, and a whole host of them on the bench. 20-year-old former Hereford United man Jarrod Bowen leads the line, having scored his first two career goals this season.
Here are tonight’s starting line-ups. You can follow all the action in the Comments section below, and let us know your thoughts on all things Wanderers related in the same place.
Hull City: Allan McGregor; Ola Aina, Michael Dawson, Michael Hector, Ondrej Macuch; Sebastian Larsson, Max Clark, David Meyler; Kamil Grosicki, Jarrod Bowen, Adama Diomandé
Substitutes: Will Mannion, Brian Lenihan, Stephen Kingsley, Daniel Batty, James Weir, Jon Toral, Greg Luer
Bolton Wanderers: Mark Howard; Dorian Dervite, Reece Burke, Mark Beevers; Filipe Morais, Josh Cullen, Jem Karacan, Andrew Taylor; Will Buckley; Gary Madine, Adam Armstrong
Substitutes: Adam Le Fondre, Aaron Wilbraham, Derik Osede, Antonee Robinson, Mark Little, Ben Alnwick, Darren Pratley