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Wanderers hit by fresh Davies blow

November 21, 2014 13:34:03 UK

Wanderers boss Neil Lennon.

Bolton midfielder Mark Davies could face up to four months on the sidelines as he requires knee surgery.

Davies has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and missed nine months with anterior cruciate ligament damage last year.

The 26-year-old has been a key figure in the Wanderers; resurgence following the arrival of Neil Lennon as manager, but he now faces a lengthy period on the sidelines.

Lennon told the BBC: “It’s a huge blow for us obviously, and for the player, who has been working really hard.

“When he came in on Tuesday it was swollen, but the next day it had gone and he said ‘I feel ok, I think I can train’.

“The scan came back that there was damage behind the lateral side of the knee and it looks like he needs a microfracture.

“It looks like a procedure is going to be necessary.”

Bolton take on Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday and they can be backed at 2.25  to take all three points, but Lennon is short on options in attack following Jermaine Beckford’s loan move to Preston on Thursday.

On his decision to send the former Leeds and Everton striker out on loan, Lennon said: “We feel at this time that Jermaine isn’t going to play on a regular basis, so I think it’s best for both us and Jermaine.

“It’s as simple as that. His attitude has been great around the dressing room, but he needs to go and play.”

Blackpool are 3.50 to see off Lennon’s side this weekend and a draw is available at 3.40.

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