Preview: Bolton v WolvesSETTING THE SCENE
Bolton Wanderers host Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, looking to bounce back from their midweek defeat away to Rotherham in front of their home fans.
The loss halted an impressive run for the Whites, but they will be hoping to retain their strong form shown under manager Neil Lennon, eager to continue their unbeaten record at Macron Stadium under the Northern Irishman. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Wolves, however, look strong as they seek to continue their run of eight unbeaten games in the league, while a victory for Kenny Jackett’s side would see them keep within touching distance of the play-off places. TEAM NEWS
Adam Bogdan (ankle) will miss this weekend’s clash with Wolves after landing awkwardly in training, and set to be out of action for the next few weeks.
Zach Clough (hamstring) could make his first team return following injury, but Lee Chung-Yong (leg), Craig Davies and Emile Heskey (both hamstring) all remain sidelined.
New signing Rochinha is available to make his Whites debut after the club received his international clearance, however, they are still waiting on fellow addition Adam Le Fondre.
Marc Tierney (leg), Mark Davies and Max Clayton (both knee) all remain long-term absentees.LAST WOLVES XI (v Charlton Athletic – D0-0)
Ikeme, Iorfa (Doherty 75), Batth, Stearman, Hause (Golbourne 45), Price, McDonald, Henry (Dicko 45), Edwards, van La Parra, AfobeONES TO WATCH
Defender Scott Golbourne made his return to first team football against Charlton in Wolves last outing, having missed the last eight weeks out with an injured foot. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The 26-year-old got 45 minutes under his belt when he came on as a substitute in the West Midlands- based club’s goalless draw with Charlton last Saturday in what was his first appearance since the end of November.
Starting his career at Bristol City, Golborune worked his way up through the club’s youth ranks before making his first team debut in 2006. Going on to play for Reading, Exeter, Barnsley, Golbourne then signed for Wolves in 2013 on a three year deal. LAST TIME THEY WERE HERE (Bolton 2-0 Wolves, 6 April 2013)
Bolton Wanderers made it seven home league wins on the spin with a convincing 2-0 win against Wolves the last time the two sides clashed at Macron Stadium.
The Whites hit the visitors early on with David Ngog and Marcos Alonso both scoring from close range inside the opening ten minutes.
Wolves keeper Dorus De Vries made a series of sharp saves to limit the damage, while Adam Bogdan also excelled for Bolton to deny Wolves a way back into the match as the Trotters stayed strong at the back to claim all three points.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]