Bolton v Derby preview
Last Updated: 27/09/18 7:01pm
Bolton will be without Marc Wilson for the Championship visit of Carabao Cup giant-killers Derby.
Wilson was sent off during the goalless stalemate against Ipswich so either David Wheater or Mark Beevers will be recalled in central defence. The game at Portman Road last weekend was the first time in Phil Parkinson's 27 months as Bolton boss that his team sheet had not included either Wheater or Beevers.
Christian Doidge was taken out of the firing line against both Ipswich and Middlesbrough, with Parkinson admitting the summer signing from Forest Green is still coming to terms with the demands of Championship football. It remains to be seen if he will be involved on Saturday.
Derby, who knocked Manchester United out of the League Cup at Old Trafford in midweek, have Tom Lawrence available again. The forward is the Rams' joint-leading goal-scorer this season and comes back into contention after serving a three-match suspension.
Frank Lampard has no new problems in the wake of the United game but could make a couple of changes to his starting line-up. Captain Curtis Davies (hamstring) and George Evans (knee) are still not ready to rejoin the squad while Marcus Olsson (knee) remains a long-term absentee.
Bolton are winless in their last nine league matches against Derby (D4 L5), since a 2-0 win in August 2012.
Derby have won their last three Championship games against Bolton, scoring nine goals across those matches.
Bolton have failed to win any of their previous five Championship games (D2 L3) failing to score in each of their last two having gone five games without defeat prior to this run (W4 D1).
Since the start of last season only Birmingham City (25) have failed to score in more championship games than Bolton Wanderers (23).
Bolton are 10 points better off this season (12 points) than they were after nine games played in the Championship last season (2 points).
Mason Mount has been directly involved in more goals than any other Derby player in the Championship this season (4 - three goals, one assist).
David Prutton predicts: 0-2 (15/2 with Sky Bet)