Bolton Wanderers v Reading

Emile Heskey and Craig Davies

Bolton are winless in five previous meetings with the Royals (D3 L2)

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Bolton winger Wellington Silva will miss the visit of Reading with a groin strain.

Striker Emile Heskey is recovering from a hip problem while Dorian Dervite and Ben Amos (both ankle), and Max Clayton (hamstring) remain absent.

Reading midfielder Michael Hector and winger Hal Robson-Kanu are doubtful for the Royals.

Hector sustained a knock playing for Jamaica and Robson-Kanu picked up an injury against Cardiff.



  • Bolton are winless in five previous meetings with the Royals (D3 L2).
  • Only once in their last 12 trips to Bolton have Reading managed to score more than once in a game (3-1 win in April 2007).
  • Bolton have picked up a joint league-high six red cards this campaign (level with Charlton).
  • The Royals have faced fewer shots against them than any other Championship team this season (369).
  • The Trotters have conceded in each of their last 14 matches – the current longest run without a clean sheet.
  • Reading have gone 14 away games without a clean sheet, the longest current run in the division.

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