Football - More of the same for Trotters

Dougie Freedman is expected to select from a similar squad for Bolton's Sky Bet Championship meeting with Middlesbrough at the Reebok Stadium.

The Trotters boss had to do without Neil Danns and Kevin McNaughton at Leicester on Sunday, both loan deals having expired, and Joe Mason could make his final appearance before returning to Cardiff on January 5.

Freedman, who remains without Stuart Holden (knee), has often shuffled his pack this term and Mark Davies is one name likely to be back in the starting line-up, the former Wolves midfielder having been on the bench against the Foxes following his recent long-term knee injury.

Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan saved a penalty at the King Power Stadium and should continue with Adam Bogdan (knee) still out, while makeshift left-back Alex Baptiste could slot in that region again with Marc Tierney (foot) missing.

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