Bolton visit Portsmouth on Saturday needing a win to more or less guarantee a place in next year’s Premier League. Woopy do.
‘Matty asked me whether he could captain the team, however, he understands that’s Kevin Davies’s job and they are good friends anyway.’
Megson the master man manager rejects Matt Taylor’s request to be captain for the day at a club that clearly still means a lot to him.
Portsmouth Team News:
Glen Johnson will return after suspension and Bolton target Sean Davis is also expected to make the starting line up after injury. Jermaine Pennant will face a fitness test.
Player to watch: Peter Crouch
The nine foot tall striker will be a threat from crosses, particularly as Bolton can’t defend them. Maybe Abby Clancy can be persuaded to do a job on him the night before.
Bolton Team News:
Danny Shittu is struggling to recover from the knock he picked up at Chelsea, so Pompey old boy Andy O’Brien may start. Do you hear that noise? It’s Peter Crouch laughing
Player to watch: Matt Taylor
Taylor will relish a return to the club where he is still highly regarded, already on ten goals for the season.
Match Facts & Stats
Both sides are in poor form going into this fixture with both having recorded just one win in the last five.
Phil Dowd. Fat. Useless.
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