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Preview: Bolton vs Portsmouth


Preview: Bolton vs Portsmouth

Portsmouth's travel to Bolton will be in search of more points as they push toward Harry Redknapp's desired Champions League qualification spot, elsewhere Bolton are still worryingly close to the relegation zone.

Injuries and Suspensions

Gavin McCann could return to action after his recovery from a back injury but Gary O'Brien is likely to miss out. Bouba Diop profile" alt="Papa Bouba Diop profile">Papa Bouba Diop, Kanu and John Utaka return from Africa but Sylvain Distin may miss out.

Squads

Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, A O'Brien, Cahill, Gardner, Guthrie, Nolan, Campo, Taylor, Diouf, Davies, Samuel, Helguson, Cohen, Rasiak, McCann, Fojut, Al Habsi.

Portsmouth (from): James, Johnson, Campbell, Hreidarsson, Pamarot, Utaka, Diarra, Diop, Kranjcar, Davis, Hughes, Baros, Defoe, Kanu, Pedro Mendes, Mvuemba, Lauren, Aubey, Ashdown.

Redknapp: Bolton made good signings

"Bolton picked up a great result against Reading. They look strong and have made some good signings. They looked in desperate trouble but Gary Megson's lifted them out of that.

"They sold Nicolas Anelka and anyone would miss him because he's a fantastic player but they've been picking up points without him."

Eyefootball Premiership Predictor

Bolton 1-1 Portsmouth

This one has a score draw written all over it. Portsmouth will struggle to get points at the Reebok which is not an easy place to visit at the worst of times.

Goalscorer: Niko Kranjcar