Back in February 2008 both were in the Premier League and it was Bolton who won 2-0 thanks to goals from Kevin Nolan and Heidar Helguson. Now in the Championship, both are harbouring ambitions of a return to the top flight.
Bolton have since been in action in the Capital One Cup, winning 3-1 away at Shrewsbury. Reading received a bye for the opening round of the competition.
After making a number of changes for the trip to Shrewsbury, Freedman is likely to return to the XI that started against Burnley, while Adkins also has no new injury concerns.
Possible starting lineups
Bolton: Bogdan; Baptiste, Knight, Wheater, Tierney; Andrews, Medo, Eagles, Pratley, Chung-Yong; Beckford
Reading: McCarthy; Gunter, Morrison, Pearce, Bridge; McCleary, Karacan, Guthrie, Robson-Kanu; Drenthe; Le Fondre
Sports Mole says: 1-1