JOHN KRETLOW - Tuesday, October 23, 2012
England's lower leagues get the spotlight as Tim Ream's Bolton takes on Wolverhampton, while Zak Whitbread and Leicester City play Brighton & Hove Albion.
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Bolton Wanderers
After going the distance in Bolton's big weekend win over Bristol city, Tim Ream could feature in their midweek road game against Wolverhampton.
The American defender had been relegated to the bench for some weeks but returned to the lineup this past weekend weekend.
It was an up and down game for Ream, as he was whistled for a penalty, but Bolton did stage an impressive comeback victory. He hopes to see the field once again on Tuesday.
This season has been tough for Bolton. Owen Coyle was fired before their last game and they have spent the season in the bottom half of the standings. They look to build some momentum after their win against Bristol City.
Wolves are having a strong season, as they trail first place in the standings by just three points. Their play has been inconsistent of late, including a loss to Huddersfield Town this weekend. They look to get back to winning ways against Bolton.
Stuart Holden has returned to Bolton after spending the majority of his rehabilitation in the United States, but he is still slated to miss a few more weeks as he returns to fitness following an 18-month layoff.
Leicester City - Brighton & Hove Albion
Zak Whitbread and Leicester City hope to extend their lead at the top of the Championship standings with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion.
After a time not seeing the field for Leicester, Whitbread has been featuring of late. He went the distance in this weekend's draw against Birmingham City and is likely to be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Leicester City is currently on a six-game unbeaten run, and they'll need to extend that streak if they want to stave off the countless teams on their heels.
Brighton is one of the teams close to Leicester in the standings. They trail them by just four points and a win for them would make a big statement in the Championship.
Carlisle United - Oldham Athletic
Frank Simek and Carlisle United host Oldham Athletic in a League One battle.
Simek has been a regular at defence for the Cumbrians and is likely to see the field on Tuesday.
Carlisle lost to Colchester United this weekend and is currently on a three game winless skid. They look to rebound with a win and start separating themselves from the relegation zone.
Oldham is tied with Carlisle in points in the standings, but they go into the game with some momentum. They beat Leyton Orient this weekend and are on a four game unbeaten run.
Rory Loy, Lee Miller, Jon-Paul McGovern, Alex Salmon, and Brandon Gwinnutt are injury worries for the Cumbrians.
Conor Doyle hopes to make the bench in Derby County's game at Ipswich Town.
Jonathan Spector was sent off in Birmingham City's game against Leicester City and will miss their game against Millwall. Will Packwood hopes to feature for the Blues.
Seb Hines hopes to see the field in Middlesbrough's game against Hull City.
Robbie Rogers could see the field in Stevenage's game against Portsmouth.
Mike Grella hopes to feature in Scunthorpe United's game with Preston North End.
Robbie Findley has been coming off the bench of late but hopes to see the starting eleven in Gillingham's match against Torquay United in League Two play.
Jon Paul Pittman and Oxford United take on Rochdale.