Midweek worries about potential financial issues are behind us and we can now re-focus on football as Queens Park Rangers come to town.
Bolton don’t have a good track record against two today’s visitors, despite winning six out of seven between 1996 and 2012. But since then, we’ve not won any of the last six clashes and lost four of those. The same fixture last season ended in a 1-1 draw, with Idrissa Sylla cancelling out Darren Pratley’s opener.
The big team news for Wanderers today is that new striker Christian Doidge makes his debut for the club with Josh Magennis, who was carrying an injury going into the game, dropping to the bench. Jonathan Grounds also comes into the side in place of the injured Andrew Taylor, and Craig Noone starts on the left wing.
QPR look to be going with a 4-4-2, led by a dangerous looking strikeforce of Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed. There’s plenty of creative threat in midfield too, in the form of Massimo Luongo, Luke Freeman and the exciting youngster Eberechi Eze.
Today’s starting lineups are below. You can follow all the action in the Comments section below, where you can also let us know your thoughts on all things Wanderers, be they football related or not.
Bolton Wanderers (4-3-2-1): Ben Alnwick; Pawel Olkowski, David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Jonathan Grounds; Gary O’Neil, Joe Williams, Jason Lowe; Sammy Ameobi, Craig Noone; Christian Doidge
Substitutes: Josh Magennis, Yanic Wildschut, Erhun Oztumer, Josh Vela, Marc Wilson, Jack Hobbs, Remi Matthews
Queens Park Rangers (4-4-2): Joe Lumley; Angel Rangel, Toni Leistner, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell; Luke Freeman, Jordan Cousins, Massimo Luongo, Eberechi Eze; Nahki Wells, Tomer Hemed
Substitutes: Matt Ingram, Geoff Cameron, Josh Scowen, Alex Baptiste, Matt Smith, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Pawl Wszolek