Elmander fit for Villa clash

Bolton striker Johan Elmander is fit to face Aston Villa at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow despite requiring six stitches in a head wound sustained in last week’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Bolton striker Johan Elmander is fit to face Aston Villa at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow despite requiring six stitches in a head wound sustained in last week’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.

The defence is strengthened by the return of Gretar Steinsson from a one-match ban, whilst Paul Robinson faces a late fitness test on an ankle injury that saw him sit out the United game.

Boss Owen Coyle, though, is still without long-term injury victims Stuart Holden, Chris Basham, Gavin McCann, Sean Davis and Joey O’Brien.

Team (from): Jaaskelainen, Knight, Ricketts, Cahill, Robinson, Muamba, Lee, Gardner, M Davies, Taylor, Wilshere, Cohen, K Davies, Elmander, Klasnic, Weiss, Al Habsi, Samuel, A O’Brien, Steinsson, Riga.

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