Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End

11 Mar

Sky Bet Championship

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Bolton Wanderers' Wellington Silva


Wellington Silva could get his first start for Bolton since mid-February

TEAM NEWS

Wellington Silva may be named in Bolton’s starting XI for the first time in five games after he won a late penalty in midweek.

Kaiyne Woolery hopes to return after illness while Emile Heskey (hip) may sit out a third straight fixture.

Preston will be without banned striker Joe Garner, meaning Eoin Doyle, Callum Robinson or Jordan Hugill will come in.

Paul Gallagher is delaying a hernia operation and will play. Alan Browne and Neil Kilkenny will be assessed.

MATCH FACTS

  • Bolton have won three and drawn two of their last five league meetings with Preston.
  • Preston have drawn a blank in each of their last four contests with the Trotters. Lee Cartwright was the last Preston player to score against Bolton back in October 1992.
  • The Trotters are on their longest run without a clean sheet in the league (12 games) since a run of 14 in September 2013.
  • Since three points for a win was introduced in 1981-82, no side with 26 points from the opening 36 games has ever survived relegation from the second to the third tier of English football.
  • Preston have failed to score in either of their last two league games and another game without a goal would be their longest scoreless run since a run of four in August 2013.

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