Bolton manager Keith Hill has admitted that the team will be without a fresh set of players for the upcoming match against MK Dons this weekend. It has been a struggle for Bolton without a number of key players and the injury crisis has further worsened in the last few years with the team picking up several accidental injuries. Hill has refused to divulge information about players who are likely to be unavailable for the weekend, but it is likely to be clear on Saturday morning. Bolton have been struggling with a number of injuries with as many as 11 players on the treatment table in recent weeks.
The last thing that the club wanted at this moment was a new batch of injuries – especially with the team match against MK Dons around the corner. MK Dons are seen as one of the biggest threats for Bolton in the fight against relegation. Russell Martin’s team have been on a losing streak with five consecutive defeats in all competitions, but they have a substantial advantage over Bolton on the points table. MK Dons will be able to jump out of the bottom three if they manage to improve their goal difference deficiency compared to AFC Wimbledon. However, scoring goals has been a big problem for dons.
“We have had one or two car crashes in training, again nothing we could have done, accidental injuries. But I can’t name names. I don’t think I’ll have anyone back. The biggest one was Josh Earl, for me. We got him through 90 minutes in the Bristol Rovers game and then as a consequence he picked up a small injury but he’s over that. Looking at the weekend, we have a senior 12 again, which is important,” said Hill. Bolton have picked up three wins in the last four games.