Under-fire Bolton boss reveals double injury boost ahead of weekend fixture

Bolton boss Keith Hill is set to welcome back two injury absentees into his matchday squad for Saturday’s visit to MK Dons as reported by the Bolton News.

The double boost was revealed by Hill when looking forward to the match with the local press this afternoon.

Hill confirmed Scottish midfielder Ali Crawford is back in training and will definitely feature after recovering from a knee injury picked up in the EFL Trophy fixture with Manchester City under-23s in late October. He also revealed Ronan Darcy is set to play some part in Buckinghamshire after making good progress in returning from a foot injury he suffered in the Trotters last league win over Tranmere at the start of the month.

However, an imminent return for Tottenham loanee Anthony Georgiou is less likely, with Hill hopeful the winger will return to training on Monday after suffering a set back with what was originally a minor injury.

Hill also confirmed experienced defender Jack Hobbs suffered no reaction to playing his first match since October in Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Wycombe at the weekend.

Bolton travel to MK having lost their last three games and sit bottom of League One.

Their opponents have recently been on a resurgence, easing their relegation fears with an unbeaten four-game run which has seen them rise to eighteenth, ten points off the drop zone.


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Hill will welcome any positives at the moment, and Darcy, in particular, will give him something extra in terms of quality.

However, many Bolton fans have already had enough of the former Rochdale boss, and another defeat on Saturday will only add to the pressure slowly mounting on the Bolton board to make a change in the technical area.

League Two football is all but guaranteed next season, and plenty of fans are unconvinced Hill is the man to lead them back to the third tier.

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