Bolton face Fulham at the Reebok with Owen Coyle’s team in much need of a win.
‘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.
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.
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