Bolton travel across the Pennines to meet this season`s surprise package in Hull City aka Bolton Old Boys.
‘Bolton Wanderers has been my spiritual home in football, but now I have another spiritual home, here at Hull.`
Hull manager Phil Brown dismisses speculation linking him to the soon to be vacant job at Bolton, leaving Wanderers fans no choice but to resort to kidnapping. You`re coming back Phil, whether you want to or not.
Hull Team News:
Captain Ian Ashbee will return from suspension, but Anthony Gardner is sidelined with a thigh injury.
Player to watch: Stelios
The Greek garden gnome is still highly regarded by Bolton fans after a five year spell at the club. Almost certain to score, probably because he’s too small for Gary Cahill to notice.
Bolton Team News:
Kevin Nolan is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card. No mean feat in eleven games. Ricardo Vaz Te is out for the season and Joey O’Brien has a knee injury. It is thought that Johan Elmander and Mustapha Riga will be available for selection.
Player to watch: Ricardo Gardner
Bolton player of the season so far. Gary Megson will be desperately looking for a way not to pick him. Don’t eat anything that the Ginger One has prepared Ricky.
Match Facts & Stats
Bolton have won three times in the league at Hull, with the home side having seven victories.
Alan Wiley Coyote. Not the Acme of the refereeing world, but it could be worse.
The town is currently preparing for an invasion of whiny scousers.