Bolton are without star duo Jussi Jaaskelainen and Gary Cahill for Saturday’s visit to Aston Villa. (kick-off 15.00 BST)
Goalkeeper Jaaskelainen is serving the second game of his two-match ban for his red card against Birmingham, while defender Cahill begins a three-match suspension for his dismissal at Arsenal.
Adam Bogdan will continue to deputise for Jaaskelainen between the posts, while Andy O’Brien could come in at centre-back.
Skipper Kevin Davies is questionable after sustaining a concussion last weekend, while Tamir Cohen will miss the game in order to observe Jewish holy day Yom Kippur.
Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland has recovered from injury and could return to their starting line-up after being on the bench at Stoke.
John Carew is fit again following a hamstring problem, while match will be caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald’s last in charge before Gerard Houllier officially takes over next week.
Last Premier League game:
Stoke 1 ASTON VILLA 2: Friedel, L Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Downing, A Young, Agbonlahor (Heskey 86). Not used: Guzan, Ireland, Beye, Cuellar, Clark, Hogg.
Arsenal 4 BOLTON 1: Bodgan, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Lee (Taylor 81), Muamba, Holden, Petrov (A O’Brien 66), K Davies, Elmander (Blake 81). Not used: Lainton, M Davies, Klasnic, Ricketts.