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Manchester Evening News
John McDougall

Bolton Wanderers predicted team vs Bristol Rovers as Liverpool loanee decision faced

Bolton Wanderers take on Bristol Rovers this evening and Ian Evatt has a near fully fit squad to choose from the clash.

The Whites host the Gas this evening at the University of Bolton Stadium. They will be intending to consolidate their position in the League One top six with three points.

Ahead of the encounter, Wanderers will be without midfielder Kyle Dempsey owing to an ankle ligament tear which is poised to keep him out of action for the next month. Will Aimson and Lloyd Isgrove are progressing in their recoveries from hamstring problems, but neither will be ready for this evening's encounter.

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In terms of team selection for the clash, Manchester City loanee James Trafford is anticipated to start as goalkeeper once again. The back three is likely to line up as Gethin Jones, captain Ricardo Santos and George Johnston.

At right wing-back, Conor Bradley is expected to start. On the opposite flank, Evatt could have a first League One home start to Bradley's fellow Liverpool loanee Owen Beck after impressing on his outing against Fleetwood Town.

In central midfield, Aaron Morley could start and be partnered by MJ Williams, with George Thomason and Josh Sheehan also options in the middle of the park. Kieran Lee could start in the number 10 role.

Evatt has fully fit options upfront and could partner Dapo Afolayan in his current goalscoring form with Dion Charles. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Amadou Bakayoko and Elias Kachunga are other alternatives in this area of the pitch.

Bolton Wanderers predicted starting team vs Bristol Rovers: Trafford; Jones, Santos, Johnston; Bradley, Morley, Williams, Beck; Lee; Afolayan, Charles.

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