Beckford sidelined

Striker set to miss up to three weeks with muscle strain

Jermaine Beckford is set to be out of action for three weeks after damaging his hamstring in Wanderers’ 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest last weekend.

The striker was forced to be substituted on the half hour mark against Billy Davies’ men, with Andre Moritz coming on in his place.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, manager Dougie Freedman confirmed the news and also offered an update on the shape of the team ahead of Saturday’s clash with Reading.

“Jermaine is going to miss the game through a hamstring injury – it’s not quite his hamstring, but it’s his gluteal muscle,” Freedman explained. “He will be out for roughly three weeks.

“Aside from that, we also have Craig Davies coming back into the squad and Adam Bogdan is available for selection.”

Watch the manager's full press conference by clicking the video below.

Tickets are still available for Wanderers’ clash with Reading this weekend until 2pm on Friday 17 January at Bolton Central, with a limited number available on the day of the game for an increased price.
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