Bolton boss Keith Hill has hinted at fresh injury issues for his Bolton side ahead of the key League One clash against MK Dons this weekend.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Keith Hill kept tight-lipped on his side’s injury woes but dropped plenty of hints that the injury issues that have dogged his side in recent weeks are set to continue.
Hill said that the squad is looking both healthy and unhealthy and admitted that his side are “picking up accidental injuries” which are proving to be “silent assassins” for his players who have not had a full and rigorous pre-season.
The Bolton boss failed to mention any new names on the injury list in his MK Dons preview but admitted that “as it [the injury situation] clears up, it also gets worse” and that a “key wedge of players are being assassinated either on the training ground or on the matchday.”
Wanderers’ injury issues in recent weeks have seen up to 11 or 12 players sidelined at once, including some of the strongest players in Bolton’s squad.
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The last thing that Bolton need is a fresh batch of injuries to its core group of senior pros, especially with a key fixture against MK Dons coming up.
Of course, this could all be smoke and mirrors from Keith Hill and he’s actually hiding a raft of returnees behind his answer but knowing Bolton’s luck, that’s unlikely, to say the least.
As things stand, MK Dons sit 21st in League One and are one of Bolton’s immediate rivals to escape the relegation zone, making this a crucial match but one that Keith Hill has tried to temper expectation for, possibly as a result of the overconfidence ahead of the 3-1 defeat at home to Rochdale.