Bolton V Millwall at Reebok Stadium - Match Preview

Freedman weighs up Davies call

Dougie Freedman is mulling over whether to hand new signing Craig Davies his Bolton debut against Millwall.

Davies completed his move to the Reebok Stadium from Barnsley on Wednesday and Freedman stated he was "touch and go" on whether he would pitch the Wales international striker straight into first-team action.

Despite Benik Afobe's hamstring injury, Freedman is relatively well stocked in attack.

Club captain Kevin Davies was on the bench for last weekend's 2-2 draw against Sunderland in the FA Cup as Marvin Sordell and David Ngog took the starting berths up front.

Stuart Holden and Josh Vela returned from long-term knee injuries to feature for the reserves in midweek but are unlikely to be risked, with next week's replay at the Stadium of Light pencilled in as a more realistic target.

David Wheater (knee) is also closing in on a return but the former Middlesbrough man remains on the sidelines with fellow defender Matt Mills (thigh) and midfielder Mark Davies (shoulder).

Martyn Woolford could make his Millwall debut.

Woolford this week joined the Lions from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Boss Kenny Jackett swooped for the winger after losing Liam Feeney to a hamstring injury in the FA Cup win over Preston last weekend.

Fellow wideman Chris Taylor remains on the sidelines with a knee problem along with striker Andy Keogh, who has a broken toe, and skipper Paul Robinson with a pelvic problem.

But full-back Scott Malone could return after a back injury while Jackett can recall former Bolton defender Danny Shittu - who is no longer going to the African Nations Cup with Nigeria - and midfielder Liam Trotter after resting the duo against Preston.

Source: PA

Source: PA