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Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Barrow

25 February 2021

A photograph of Chris Taylor Leila Coker (MI News & Sport)
Barrow midfielder Chris Taylor
Club News

Team News: Bolton Wanderers v Barrow

25 February 2021

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s League Two game at The University of Bolton Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Rob Kelly is hopeful that Josh Kay and Chris Taylor can both be in contention to face Bolton Wanderers this weekend as the pair look to prove their fitness.

Kay was due to start in Tuesday’s win at Oldham Athletic only to report tightness in his hamstring during the warm-up and the winger was subsequently replaced in the line-up as a precaution.

Taylor has been nursing a muscle injury since being forced off in the home game against Cambridge United at the beginning of the month but is making good progress and could return on Saturday.

Lewis Hardcastle remains a doubt as the Club’s medical staff continue to investigate after the midfielder was forced off feeling acutely unwell during the trip to Salford City, though it's been confirmed that this is non COVID-19 related.

Matt Platt will spend a number of weeks working on his fitness as he looks to recover from a ligament sprain but it’s not possible to tell how long the centre-back will remain sidelined at this stage.

However, Tom Beadling is making excellent progress in his battle to shake off a groin problem sustained in the Cambridge game and the midfielder is hoping to step up his training very soon.

Fellow midfield man Mike Jones is out for the season after an Achilles problem failed to settle down as quickly as the Club’s medical team had been hoping.

Bolton boss Ian Evatt is hoping to have Harry Brockbank available for selection on Saturday after the full-back recovered from a groin injury which has kept him out of action for the last couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, midfielder Kieran Lee could be drafted back into the Wanderers squad this weekend after Evatt took the decision to rest him for their midweek win over Scunthorpe United.

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