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Reserves look to bounce back against Bolton

Posted by nickogs20 on October 8, 2008

Bolton WanderersOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side make the short trip to the County Ground in Leyland tonight, looking to respond to last week’s last-gasp defeat against Wigan and get a first league win of the season on the board against Bolton Wanderers.

Injuries and international call-ups have deprived Solskjaer of a number of regulars – skipper James Chester misses out with an injury picked up in that defeat to Wigan, as does Magnus Eikrem, while Rodrigo Possebon and Fábio da Silva are still short of fitness. Danny Drinkwater, Danny Welbeck, Ben Amos, Corry Evans, Darron Gibson and Manucho are all away on international duty, and all those absentees mean tonight’s starting line-up has something of a youthful look to it.

The headline attraction will definitely be Rafael da Silva, who returns to reserve action tonight after excelling for the first team in the Carling Cup and Champions League. An even more established first-teamer will be donning the #1 jersey, Tomasz Kuszczak returning from injury to take his place in goal. Elsewhere there’s a first ever competitive reserves appearance for Oliver Gill at the heart of the defence and first reserve league starts for Jimmy Derbyshire and Cameron Stewart in midfield alongside U18s skipper Matty James, who has recovered from the minor foot injury that kept him out at the weekend.

Bolton boss Alan Cork has also named a relatively youthful side, the most notable inclusion being Portuguese forward Ricardo Vaz Te, a player with plenty of senior experience.

Kick-off is at 7pm with live coverage on MUTV, we’ll have a full report later in the evening.

1. Tomasz Kuszczak
2. Rafael da Silva
3. Richard Eckersley
4. David Gray (c)
5. Oliver Gill
6. Matty James
7. Cameron Stewart
8. Tom Cleverley
9. Federico Macheda
10. Sam Hewson
11. Jimmy Derbyshire

12. Oliver Norwood
13. Gary Woods
14. Scott Wootton
15. Evandro Brandao
16. Antonio Bryan


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