Bolton go in search of their fourth win in a row this week despite boasting one of the longest injury lists in the EFL.
Keith Hill’s Bolton side have a break from league action this weekend as Plymouth Argyle are coming to town for the first meeting between the two clubs since 1993 in the first round of the FA Cup.
Wanderers are going in search of their fourth win in succession in all competitions and despite a huge injury list, Keith Hill’s side will undoubtedly be confident of making it four wins in a row.
But just which players are Bolton currently without?
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It’s no secret that Wanderers have been suffering from a slight injury crisis in recent weeks.
As many as 11 or even 12 players have been injured for Keith Hill’s side but thanks to the recent returns of Jake Wright and Thibaud Verlinden, the number of injured Wanderers currently stands at 10.
They include: Ben Alnwick, Harry Brockbank, Josh Earl (reportedly close to fitness), Jack Hobbs, Liam Edwards, Joe Bunney, Liam Bridcutt, Ali Crawford, Ronan Darcy, and Will Buckley.
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Unbelievably, Wanderers’ list of injured players could almost make a full team of its own, and with the likes of Liam Bridcutt and Ali Crawford in the side, would probably make for a tough opponent in its own right.
Hopefully, we won’t see too many more Bolton players pick up serious injuries in the coming weeks. Once the injury list is finally reduced to around three or four players, Keith Hill will have a potentially formidable outfit on his hands.
It’ll be interesting to see if, other than Josh Earl, any more of Bolton’s walking wounded return to the fold against Plymouth on Saturday.