Bolton face Flum at the Reebok this afternoon with a possibility of the visitors going into meltdown
‘Against Blackburn, we had a good warning of what’s to come on Saturday. Bolton are also a team that pressurise the ball well and get it forward very early.
‘They use the strength and height of their front players. We’ll have to deal with that.’
Roy Hodgson reads from the ‘Bolton Are Big Nasty Bullies’ script that is distributed to every journalist and opposition manager at the start of the season.
Bolton Team News:
Gary Megson has a full squad to pick from bar long term sicknotes Joey O’Brien and Ricardo Vaz Te.
Player to watch: Johan Elmander
The Sweden international has lacked spark since returning from injury but has the class to put that right.
Flum Team News:
Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird are doubtful, but Bobby Zamora should return after a hip injury.
Player to watch: Brede Hangeland
He should face an interesting afternoon. Will he have to combat the movement of Elmander or will it be a scrap with Kevin Davies. If he wants to play an horrendous pass out of defence like the one that led to Manchester United’s second goal last week, that will be very welcome.
Match Facts & Stats
On home turf Bolton have 18 wins to Flum’s seven with nine matches drawn.
Chris Foy. Not good.
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West Brom (A)