Manager to make use of squad for Motherwell game

Neil Lennon confirms Derik Osede, as well as other recent signings, will feature at Fir Park

Neil Lennon has confirmed that he will use Saturday’s testimonial game at Motherwell to give valuable game time to a number of his Bolton Wanderers players.

Francesco Pisano, Jose Manuel Casado and Derik Osede are all yet to feature in a competitive game since signing for Bolton and could feature in the game at Fir Park.

The manager also revealed that a number of injured players are making positive strides in their respective recoveries, and that they too could also make the trip north of the border this weekend.

“We’ve got some new players in - Wellington Silva, Francesco Pisano, Jose Manuel Casado – and there’s no doubting that they will make us better.

“Darren Pratley is also nearing a return, as is Max Clayton, so our squad is starting to look stronger again after a pretty hectic start to the season.

“We’ll use the game at Motherwell to give minutes to players that need the game time. Derik Osede will get a run out, as will the lads who have joined us recently.

“After this weekend we’ll be right back at work ramping things up ahead of the game against Wolves. We’re hopefully our squad will be in a good position come then.”

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