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Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers: LIVE

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The battle of the Wanderers has major implications at the top and bottom of The Championship

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Adam Le Fondre leads the line for Wanderers against soon-to-be champions Wolves
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Bolton Wanderers will be hoping to spoil the party as they welcome Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Macron Stadium today.

Wolves could claim the title with a draw, while Bolton could slip into the relegation zone if they were to fail to win and Barnsley take three points at Leeds United. But the hosts will be hoping to upset the odds and ease their relegation concerns with another victory over a side at the top of the division.

Wanderers have an average recent record against Wolves, only losing two of the last 12 meetings between the two sides and only three defeats in the last 18 going back to 2000. However, the 5-1 thumping in the reverse fixture earlier this season is a concern going into today’s game.

Phil Parkinson thankfully returns to the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Will Buckley coming in on the left, Jon Flanagan replacing Mark Little at right-back, and Filipe Morais starting in the number 10 position in behind Adam Le Fondre. Which is a bit of a strange choice.

We’re up against a strong attacking outfit today, with Diego Jota and Helder Costa providing the attacking support to Benik Afobe, and the deeper threat of the best player in the league, in my opinion, in Ruben Neves.

Here are today’s starting lineups. 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.

Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Ben Alwnick; Jon Flanagan, David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Antonee Robinson; Karl Henry, Darren Pratley; Sammy Ameobi, Filipe Morais, Will Buckley; Adam Le Fondre

Substitutes: Zach Clough, Craig Noone, Josh Vela, Aaron Wilbraham, Reece Burke, Andrew Taylor, Mark Howard

Wolverhampton Wanderers (5-2-3): John Ruddy; Matt Doherty, Danny Batth, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Barry Douglas; Ruben Neves, Romain Saiss; Helder Costa, Benik Afobe, Diego Jota

Substitutes: Will Norris, Alfred N’Diaye, Ryan Bennett, Morgan Gibbs-White, Roderick Miranda, Kortney Hause, Leo Bonatini