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John McDougall

Bolton Wanderers lineup vs Port Vale confirmed as Ian Evatt makes eight changes from Salford win

Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has made eight changes from the midweek Carabao Cup win over Salford City.

It's been a strong start to the season for Wanderers, who began with a solid point at Ipswich Town before dispatching of the Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 and thrashing Salford City 5-1 on Tuesday. Evatt made eight changes in total for the cup clash and opportunities were taken by those brought into the side.

It's now back to league action though, away to Port Vale. The only fresh concern heading into thie clash at promoted Vale was left-back Declan John, who was replaced at half time versus Salford due to a sickness bug. Striker Dion Charles will miss out due to a thigh strain.

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And Evatt has named his side to take on the Vale this afternoon. There are eight changes from the side which beat the Ammies as Evatt reverts to the same side which beat the Chairboys.

James Trafford returns as goalkeeper. The back three reverts to Gethin Jones, captain Ricardo Santos and George Johnston.

The wing-backs this afternoon will be Conor Bradley on the right, with Jack Iredale on the left. In central midfield, MJ Williams is once again partnered by Aaron Morley and Kyle Dempsey.

Upfront, Evatt has opted to partner Dapo Afolayan with Amadou Bakayoko. On the bench this afternoon for Wanderers are Joel Dixon, John, Kieran Sadlier, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Will Aimson, Kieran Lee and Elias Kachunga, while George Thomason misses out through suspension.

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