Petrov in fitness fight
Bolton will check on the fitness of a number of key players, including Martin Petrov, ahead of the must win game at Stoke.
Wanderers go into the game knowing they have to win at the Britannia Stadium and hope Queens Park Rangers lose at Manchester City if they are to stay in the Premier League.
Boss Owen Coyle will go with an attacking line up as they go in search of the three points but will have to see if Petrov is fit before naming his starting eleven.
The Bulgarian picked up a knock during the 2-2 draw with West Brom and will be assessed ahead of the game. Coyle does have options though with Chung Yong Lee a contender to make a start after his brief appearance from the bench against the Baggies, while loan star Ryo Miyaichi is also an option.
Coyle is definitely without David Wheater though after the player was ruled out for nine months with knee ligament damage, so Zat Knight will slot in alongside Tim Ream in the heart of the defence.
Coyle is likely to start with David Ngog and Kevin Davies in a 4-4-2 formation.