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Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers: LIVE

A Lancashire hotpot of a Saturday evening derby

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David Wheater returns to the Bolton starting 11 at home to Blackburn this evening
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The Sky Sports cameras are in town this evening as Lancashire rivals Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers go head to head for the 171st time.

Bolton have only lost one of their last five games against Rovers, and only two of the last ten clashes. But don’t expect too many goals. The two sides haven’t played each other since 2015, and in that campaign Bolton won the home game 1-0 and drew 0-0 at Ewood Park, while the previous game was a 1-0 defeat at Blackburn.

Phil Parkinson makes one change from the side that lost at Stoke City in mid-week, with David Wheater coming in for Marc Wilson at the back. There’s also a first place in the match-day squad for Lloyd Dyer, for some reason.

Blackburn have made four changes and look to be playing a 4-3-3, with Danny Graham leading the line supported by Bradley Dack and Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer, while former England international Jack Rodwell starts in midfield. Former Bolton loanee Adam Armstrong is named on the bench, alongside big money signing Ben Brereton.

Here are this evening’s starting line-ups. Follow all the action from the UniBol in the Comments section below.

Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Remi Matthews; Pawel Olkowski, David Wheater, Jack Hobbs, Jonathan Grounds; Jason Lowe, Joe Williams; Craig Noone, Erhun Oztumer, Craig Noone; Josh Magennis

Substitute: Yanic Wilsdchut, Christian Doidge, Lloyd Dyer, Gary O’Neil, Josh Vela, Marc Wilson, Ben Williams

Blackburn Rovers (4-3-2-1): David Raya; Elliott Bennett, Darragh Lenihan, Charlie Mulgrew, Derrick Williams; Harrison Reed, Jack Rodwell, Joe Rothwell; Bradley Dack, Kasey Palmer; Danny Graham

Substitutes: Adam Armstrong, Ben Brereton, Craig Conway, Corry Evans, Amari’i Bell, Richie Smallwood, Jayson Leutwiler