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It could be an emotional night at the Reebok. A little over two months since he suffered a cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane, Fabrice Muamba may be in the stands to watch his team-mates face Tottenham. His presence would, quite rightly, be the headline story of the night. But with three games of the campaign to go, both sides know the evening could also have a major bearing on where they play their football next season.
Bolton hope it will be the Premier League. The Champions League remains Spurs' preferred destination. Wanderers' struggle for survival may well go to the final day of the campaign - an unappetising-looking trip to Stoke. But a point against Spurs would be enough to ensure they approach the last two matches outside the drop zone. They face a Spurs team who also approach the closing stages with a clear objective. Despite a well-documented poor run of form, the north Londoners still have a strong chance of finishing in the top four. Victory against Blackburn last week suggested their slump may have bottomed out. But a trip to the Reebok, where they have never won a Premier League game, will offer firmer evidence of whether that win was a revival or false dawn.
• Only relegated Wolves have conceded more goals at home than Bolton (32) in the Premier League this season.
• Tottenham have failed to score in their last four Premier League away games. They have never failed to score in five consecutive Premier League away games.
Gretar Steinsson remains a doubt for the Trotters with Dedryck Boyata set to continue at right-back in his absence. Owen Coyle will also check on the fitness of Nigel Reo-Coker after he was forced off at Sunderland.
Scott Parker could return to contention for the trip to Bolton after an Achilles injury saw him miss the weekend win. Harry Redknapp may well be reluctant to change a winning side, however, after an impressive performance from Sandro in Parker's absence.
Possible starting XIs:
A Bogdan • D Boyata, D Wheater, T Ream, S Ricketts • C Eagles, N Reo-Coker, M Davies, M Petrov • K Davies, D N'Gog
B Friedel • K Walker, Y Kaboul, W Gallas, D Rose • A Lennon, Sandro, L Modric, G Bale • R van der Vaart • E Adebayor