Coyle prepared to play Cahill

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is ready to play Gary Cahill against Manchester United on Saturday if his proposed move to Chelsea does not go through.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is ready to play Gary Cahill against Manchester United on Saturday if his proposed move to Chelsea does not go through.

As the Blues expect to sign Cahill before the weekend, Zat Knight is likely to partner David Wheater in central defence.

Coyle will make a late check on goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who is nearing full fitness after a thigh strain.

Provisional squad: Jaaskelainen, Bogdan, Wheater, Cahill, Boyata, Knight, Eagles, Robinson, Muamba, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic, Tuncay, M Davies, Pratley, Ngog, Blake, Reo-Coker, Steinsson, Ricketts, Riley, O’Halloran, Lynch.

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