Bolton eye Jaaskelainen boost

Wanderers are bottom of the Premier League after a run of six

successive defeats but their near-neighbours are just two points

and two places above them. Jaaskelainen sat out the 5-1 defeat to

Chelsea with a thigh problem, only the second time in over three

years he had missed a league match, as young stand-in Adam Bogdan

had a game to forget. However, the Bolton boss hopes the

experienced 36-year-old Finn will be able to return for the visit

of the Latics. “Jussi had picked up the thigh strain and being the

man he is, was willing to play through it against Chelsea,” Coyle

told the Bolton News. “We didn’t feel we could take the risk that

the injury wouldn’t get worse as a result, so he sat that one out.

“He’ll come back in with the other lads this week and we’ll have a

look at how he is doing.”