Lynch poised for bench duty
Academy goalkeeper Jay Lynch is set to take a place on the substitutes' bench when Bolton entertain Bristol City in the npower Championship.
Summer signing Andy Lonergan, deputy to number one Adam Bogdan, is laid low with a knee injury that brings 19-year-old Lynch into the reckoning. Jimmy Phillips will take charge of the first match since Owen Coyle was sacked as manager at the start of last week, and the caretaker boss told Wanderers' official website: "Unfortunately Andy has picked up a knee injury and we are still waiting to discover the full extent of it. He's one who won't be available for this weekend. "Jay Lynch will be drafted into the squad and it is a good opportunity for him. He has previously been on the bench in the Premier League last season, so we know he will cope fine with that. "Aside from Andy and our long-term injuries which have been well documented, we've got a clean bill of health. We are looking forward to welcoming back the five lads who have been away on international duty and working with them." Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews, South Korea wideman Lee Chung-Yong and England Under-21 striker Marvin Sordell head the international contingent, while Stuart Holden, David Wheater and Josh Vela (all knee) are the long-term absentees.