Bolton boss Clint Hill looks set to be without defender Yoan Zouma for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One visit of Portsmouth to the University of Bolton Stadium.
The French 21-year-old sustained a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s 5-1 defeat at Lincoln and is now highly doubtful to face Pompey.
Hill at least has Jason Lowe available again as the midfielder has completed a three-match ban following his red card in the draw at home to Shrewsbury on December 29.
Midfielder James Weir is again doubtful with a knock that has forced him to miss the last two matches.
Defender Jack Whatmough is pushing for a recall after coming through 90 minutes of Pompey’s Central League Cup clash with Plymouth on Tuesday to end a year on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Winger Ryan Williams is fit again after overcoming a groin problem, while striker Brett Pitman is also available after missing the last two games through illness.
Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie looks set to miss a further two matches with a hamstring injury, while full-back Lee Brown (Achilles) and midfielder Bryn Morris (groin) remain sidelined,
John Marquis is pushing hard for a first league start in five games after coming off the bench to score the winner against AFC Wimbledon, his third goal in as many games.