Owen Coyle's men visit the Britannia knowing that even victory might not be enough to save them from relegation as the Potters aim to match their record top-flight points tally
Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Shotton
Pennant, Whelan, Palacios, Etherington
Ricketts, Knight, Ream, Boyata
Eagles, Reo-Coker, M Davies, Petrov
K Davies, Ngog
Stoke City could be without defender Marc Wilson after he failed to complete 90 minutes against QPR due to a back problem.
However, Jermaine Pennant and Andy Wilkinson are both expected to return to the squad after recovering from hamstring injuries.
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For Bolton, David Wheater will now be missing for nine months after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments last weekend but manager Owen Coyle is confident that Darren Pratley, Nigel Reo-Coker and Mark Davies will be fit for their trip to the Britannia.
Coyle also confirmed that Martin Petrov will be ready to play despite limping out of the 2-2 draw with West Brom.
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Stoke can equal their record points tally in the Premier League with victory over Bolton at the Britannia (47).
The Potters have failed to hit the target in more matches than any other team (4).
Stoke have scored 23 goals at home this season, only four teams have managed less than this.
However, they have lost just four matches at the Britannia and this is bettered only by Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.
Since losing 5-0 to Stoke in their 2011 FA cup semi-final, Bolton have lost 27 of their last 43 league games.
Bolton have more wins on the road (6) than at home (4) and more points away (19) than at the Reebok (16)
Conceding 75 goals gives Bolton the third worst defensive record in the league, better only than already relegated pair Wolves and Blackburn.