Date: 6th February 2010 at 11:28am
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Bolton face Fulham at the Reebok with Owen Coyle’s team in much need of a win.

Vital Quotes:

‘We have sharpened up and you have to be on your toes.’

Ex Fulham man and defensive blunt instrument Zat Knight says the right things.

Bolton Team News:

Goal poacher Ivan Klasnic is out. Johan Elmander leads the scramble to replace him, with home fans hoping he’s on the boil.

Player to watch: Lee Chung-Yong

The Korean is adapting well to the English game, even attempting his first dive last weekend.

Flum Team News:

Roy Hodgson has major injury worries.

Andy Johnson, Paul Konchesky, Clint Dempsey and John Pantsil are long-term casualties. Zoltan Gera and Simon Davies are doubtful.

Player to watch: Bobby Zamora

Not the most gifted of players, but effective on his better days. Zat Knight will need to be true to his word.

Match Facts & Stats

Bolton’s recent record against Fulham isn’t good. They’ve won just three of the last eight home games against them.

Match Prediction:

Last season’s 3-1 defeat to the Cottagers was a sad indication of what a poor team Bolton had become (and of how much Fulham had progressed.)

There’s a better spirit around the Reebok since Coyle’s appointment and this game will give an indication of the new manager’s influence.

A win for the Wanderers is the fingers crossed prediction.

Next Fixtures:

Man City (A)

 

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