Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. West Bromwich Albion

Roy Hodgson
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After being named England manager in midweek, Roy Hodgson's attention turns back to West Bromwich Albion, who face Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. Here, Sports Mole previews the clash.

Roy Hodgson takes charge of his first game since being named the new England manager when West Bromwich Albion travel to Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.

The Baggies have long since ensured their Premier League safety but Hodgson will be hoping to secure a top-half finish before leaving for his Three Lions adventure.

Bolton however are still scrapping against the drop and go into the game in the bottom three due to Queens Park Rangers' superior goal difference.

Midweek goalscorer Nigel Reo-Coker may feature if he passes a late fitness test, but Darren Pratley and Chung Yong Lee are definitely out for the Trotters.

For the visitors, Shane Long could be available despite limping off against Aston Villa last weekend, while James Morrison should recover from a knee injury to be named in the starting lineup.

Current form:

Bolton: LDWDLL
West Brom: DWWLWL

Possible lineups:

Bolton: Bogdan; Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts; Petrov, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Eagles; Kevin Davies, Ngog

West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu, Thomas; Odemwingie, Fortune

Sports Mole says: 2-1

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