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Bolton striker passed fit to face Seagulls

The Argus: Albion are at the Reebok today Albion are at the Reebok today

Bolton striker Joe Mason has been passed fit to face Albion today.

And that means Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman is set to go 4-4-2 against the Seagulls.

Mason missed the midweek 0-0 draw at Derby due to illness.

He was rated 50-50 as late as yesterday but starts today’s clash at the Reebok alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Mason, who was interesting Albion as they searched for a striker in January, has scored once in each of the last three appearances of his loan stint from Cardiff.

His return is one four changes to the team which earned a good point at Derby.

Out go centre-back Zat Knight, widemen Neil Danns and Mark Davies and attacking midfielder Andre Moritz, They are replaced respectively by David Wheater, Liam Trotter, Chung-Yong Lee and Mason.

Wanderers are unbeaten in their last five games, including a 4-0 derby thrashing of Blackburn in their most recent home match.

They have not lost a game anywhere or conceded a home goal since Sam Vokes’ winner here for Burnley last month.

Bolton: Bogdan; Baptiste, Wheater, Ream, Hutton; Trotter, Spearing, Medo, Lee; Mason, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Lee-Barrett, Knight, Threlkeld, Vela, Mortiz, Danns, Hall.

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2:33pm Sat 15 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

4-4-2 so they will be coming at us, that's cool, better than them sitting back. Have to think that they will try and do a QPR, press us all over the park and hope to get one of their two strikers on the ball should we give away a misguided pass.
The pace of Lingard and Buckley could be a big factor today. Upson out and Dunk in, Dunk's recent performances gives me confidence.
4-4-2 so they will be coming at us, that's cool, better than them sitting back. Have to think that they will try and do a QPR, press us all over the park and hope to get one of their two strikers on the ball should we give away a misguided pass. The pace of Lingard and Buckley could be a big factor today. Upson out and Dunk in, Dunk's recent performances gives me confidence. VegasSeagull
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