Bolton v Charlton preview

Bolton will be without both Mark Davies and Matt Mills when

Charlton visit the Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Both Davies and Mills picked up injuries in the Trotters’ 2-2

draw to Huddersfield last Saturday and are now set for extended

spells on the sidelines.

The club confirmed via their Twitter account that Davies, who

landed awkwardly during the clash with the Terriers, will miss

three months after having surgery on a shoulder injury.

Mills, meanwhile, came off five minutes before the end in that

contest with a thigh injury which will now keep him out for six


It is a bitter blow to manager Dougie Freedman who is already

without long-term absentees David Wheater and Josh Vela (both


Midfielder Stuart Holden is back in training from his knee

injury although he is still a couple of months away from a return

to first-team action.

Dan Seaborne should return to the Charlton squad.

The defender, who has extended his loan spell from Southampton

on a week-by-week basis, missed last weekend’s 2-2 draw against

Brighton through illness.

Seaborne will be expected to go straight back into the side with

Charlton having not conceded a goal in the four games he has played

since moving to The Valley.

Frontman Ricardo Fuller is close to returning from a hamstring

injury but full-backs Cedric Evina (knee) and Rhoys Wiggins

(metatarsal) are still out.

Striker Leon Clarke is back with the Addicks after completing

his loan spell at Scunthorpe and goalkeeper John Sullivan has also

returned to south-east London following his stint with Colchester,

but midfielder Eggert Jonsson has gone back to Wolves.