Earlier on this week the Trotters had lost a Manchester Senior Cup tie to the Red Devils by two goals to one, so they are very much aware of their opponents capabilities going into this contest..
First team players Gary Speed and Kevin Nolan will take charge of the team for this game as regular coach Neil McDonald will be away from the club on other business. The two players will be able to use their own tactics and substitutions throughout the course of the match.
McDonald has already selected his team for the game, with the starting eleven consisting of a mixture of youth and experience. First team squad members Florent Laville, Blessing Kaku and Khalilou Fadiga all start the match whilst there is a debut for 16-year old Polish goalkeeper Przemyslaw Kazimierczak.
BOLTON RESERVES: Przemyslaw Kazimierczak, Ricky Shakes, Charlie Comyn-Platt, Florent Laville, Jaroslaw Fojut, Dale Whitehead, Blessing Kaku, Khalilou Fadiga, Bedi Buval, Ricardo Vaz Te, Reda Kribib
SUBS: Craig Knowles, Duong Thach, Jamie Gibb, Danny Stott