Come join the after tournament party for participants of the Africa Cup of Nations AKA, Bolton v Portsmouth
‘I’m not surprised but I am a bit hurt and upset. I thought with a new England manager coming in I might have a shout…’
Kevin Nolan reflects on his ommission from the England squad. Some might say he’s deluded. In truth, it’s a cunning plan to convulse the opposition with laughter and stop them playing.
Bolton Team News:
Joey O’Brien is doubtful with a hamstring injury, otherwise the home side have a clean bill of health.
Player to watch: El Hadji Diouf
Diouf’s creativity has been missed and the competition in Bolton’s front line should give even more incentive to perform.
Portsmouth Team News:
Portsmouth have their African contingent back. Here’s to jet lag.
Player to watch: Jermaine Defoe
The £9 million signing will be keen to prove his worth after feeling that he was hard done to at Tottenham.
Match Facts & Stats
Last season’s fixture resulted in a 3-2 victory for Bolton after Matt Taylor had put the visitors ahead in the first minute. Remember who you’re playing for now, Matt.
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