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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs Hull City

Wanderers simply must end the slump today.

Hull City v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers host joint bottom Hull City as they look to salvage some pride following a terrible display against Nottingham Forest.

Wanderers will be looking to put an end to a run of one win in ten which has seem them slip from the play off places to the bottom half of the table.

Hull meanwhile are on a similar run of form to Bolton having won only one of their last ten games as well with a few draws thrown into the mix. They desperatly need a result against another struggling team as they look to pull themselves out of the bottom three.

Bolton have not lost at home to Hull since 1935, but history is there to be rewritten.

Team News

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Jason Lowe is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow for the season against Forest. Stephen Ireland continues to work towards match fitness and one of him or Luke Murphy will likely come into the squad for the suspended Lowe.

Pawel Olkowski could return after a stomach bug ruled him out mid week. Otherwise Phil Parkinson has the same squad to pick from.

Clayton Donaldson would feel very hard done by not to get a start after proving to be a superior option two games in a row. No one else did enough to justify their place in the team against Forest, other than undisputed number one Ben Alnwick.

My two pence is that Parky will stick with the same 4-5-1 system. The defence will be unchanged with Murphy coming in for the suspended Lowe. Josh Magennis will likely keep his place with Donaldson playing out wide.

What I hope for is Ethun Otzumer returning to the midfield and Donaldson starting up front along side Christian Doidge. Lets try and get at Hull shall we?

Hull City v Newcastle United - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Hull defenders Reece Burke and Jordy de Wij both went off injured in the week against Bristol City. That could well leave the Tigers rather light at the back. Otherwise I am unaware of any new injury concerns.

A potentially patchy defence does really mean we should go for it!

Match Odds

Bolton win - 9/5

Draw - 21/10

Hull win - 31/20

#GETAPRICE - Josh Vela to be shown a card and Marc Wilson to be shown a card - 12/1

Prediction

This game is an absolute must win. I do not see that happening though. 1-0 Hull.