Bakayoko starts: The predicted Bolton Wanderers XI to face Wigan Athletic this weekend | OneFootball
Bakayoko starts: The predicted Bolton Wanderers XI to face Wigan Athletic this weekend
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After a disappointing loss away at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, Bolton Wanderers return to home comforts this weekend as they welcome bitter rivals Wigan Athletic to the University of Bolton Stadium.
The Trotters were looking to take advantage of their strong away form at Hillsborough but succumbed to a 1-0 defeat with Lee Gregory sealing the victory for the Owls.
It left Ian Evatt’s side in eighth position in League One and whilst they were in action, Wigan were resting up like the majority of teams in the division due to the international break.
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Evatt may be looking at making some changes to his side ahead of such a grudge match – let’s look at what Bolton could line-up like at 3pm tomorrow.
There’s already set to be one enforced changed from the team that lost to Wednesday, with Gethin Jones picking up a fifth booking of the season thus missing this clash.
The most likely man to replace him will be 23-year-old Harry Brockbank, who is yet to feature in League One this season but has played in both the EFL Cup and the Papa John’s Trophy.
Evatt may want to make further changes though due to recent performances and Eoin Doyle’s in particular was scrutinised last weekend.
The Irishman missed plenty of chances and is on a five game scoring drought – those stats may give Amadou Bakayoko a chance of featuring from the start after recovering from an injury to make substitute appearances in Bolton’s last two matches.
And despite being an ever-present for the club this season in the league, Antoni Sarcevic’s place could be at risk after being withdrawn in the second half against the Owls.
He was replaced by Welshman Josh Sheehan and he could come in for a first start since the 1-0 defeat to Sunderland in September.
Evatt though has hinted that there has been some unfortunate injury blows in training in the lead-up to the match, so expect changes regardless when the teams are released at 2pm.