Bolton Wanderers boss Keith Hill has provided a positive injury update ahead of the trip to face Peterborough United tomorrow–revealing that he is optimistic Sonny Graham will be available.
The midfielder picked up a slight knock in the Trotters’ 2-0 EFL Trophy defeat at the hands of Accrington Stanley on Tuesday evening.
Speaking to the Bolton News ahead of the trip to the ABAX Stadium, Hill revealed that he was hopeful he would have a wide range of options available to him.
He said: “I’m mindful of the distance that some of the players are covering, so rest and recovery is important, but I’m looking at choosing between 16.
“There were a few scrapes after the other night but the one player who was worst off, and we’ll keep an eye on, played the 90 minutes so it shouldn’t be anything to worry about.”
Graham was one of a number of young players to make his debut for the Trotters earlier this season but has remained a part of Hill’s first-team squad following the influx of loan and free-agent signings after the Football Ventures takeover.
It appears Bolton are set for more good news when it comes to squad fitness as it is believed that defenders Liam Edwards and Joe Bunney and midfielder Will Buckley are back in light training after long spells on the sidelines due to injuries.
Hill needs all the options he can get at the moment as his side are bottom of League One–15 points away from safety.
They face a difficult task on the weekend as they travel to face a Peterborough side that are pushing for promotion this season.
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Graham’s fitness is a boost for Hill but Bolton fans will likely be more excited by the prospective returns of Edwards, Bunney and Buckley.
There are no two ways about it, it is going to take a monumental effort for the Trotters to avoid relegation from League One this season, and they’re going to need their more experienced players like Buckley if they’re going to do it.
A win against the Posh on Saturday would certainly be a huge confidence boost and a step in the right direction.