Date: 15th August 2008 at 9:07am
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Bolton entertain Premier League new boys Stoke City at the Reebok on Saturday. There’s a good time to play the newly promoted clubs. It isn’t at the start of the season.

Vital Quotes: Kevin Nolan

‘I think it’s about re-establishing Bolton and doing it under Gary Megson and under new players. We are trying to make it a ‘new Bolton’ but getting it back to the way it used to be and that’s where we should be.’


Bolton Team News:

Bolton have a clean bill of health. Not even Heidar Helguson is injured. New signings Fabrice Muamba and Johan Elmander are expected to start with Riga Mustapha being on the bench.

Player to watch: Fabrice Muamba

The England under-21 international is a tough-tackling high energy player, who can’t pass for toffee. He’ll fit right in.

Stoke Team News:

New signings Dave Kitson, Thomas Sorensen and Seyi Olofinjana are expected to start. Former Bolton player Abdoulaye Faye is training with the Potters, but probably won’t be signed in time to play.

Player to watch: Dave Kitson

No nonsense forward who is a clever acquisition for the visitors.

Match Facts & Stats

The sides haven’t met since 1997. In home games, Bolton lead by 17 wins to 8 with 11 draws.

Next Fixtures:

Newcastle (A)
West Brom (H)


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