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Last Updated: 07/12/13 7:45pm

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Chris Eagles: Back to full fitness

Chris Eagles: Back to full fitness

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has confirmed loanee Joe Mason will start for the first time this weekend against Doncaster in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Cardiff forward has so far made two substitute appearances off the bench, but with Wanderers losing both of those clashes on the back of a two-month, eight-game unbeaten stretch, Freedman senses the need for fresh ideas.

Another who has an outside shot of making Freedman's XI is Chris Eagles, now over his groin strain, while Alex Baptiste is likely to slot in at left-back again with Wanderers still searching for their first home clean sheet of the campaign.

Mark Davies and Josh Vela both played 65 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek, but the pair are set to occupy the sidelines again alongside fellow knee-injury victims Joe Riley, Mark Davies and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and full-back Marc Tierney (foot).

Ritchie Wellens, meanwhile, is an injury concern for Doncaster's trip to Bolton.

Wellens, who is about to begin talks with the club about extending his contract, was taken off at half-time against Birmingham in midweek as a precautionary measure with a stiff back. He will be assessed on Friday but Rovers boss Paul Dickov is hopeful the midfielder will be fit.

Dickov does not expect any of his injured players to return in time for Saturday so captain Rob Jones (neck), fellow defenders Reece Wabara (toe), James Husband (shoulder) and Yun Suk-Young (ankle), midfielder Paul Keegan (hamstring) and forwards Harry Forrester (torn quad) and Chris Brown (ankle) will remain on the sidelines.

Brown is the closest to regaining full fitness but the striker is still thought to be a couple of weeks away from making a return.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6