Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt made no changes on his side to face Sunderland today.
Travelers took to the Stadium of Light to beat the Black Cats in a shootout that has graced the Premier League in past seasons.
Today’s challenge is in the Premier League as both sides have had a positive start to the season and the Black Cats are second only by goal difference. travelers currently in eighth place and just four points away from the top.
It will be a chance for the Trotters to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at the hands of Rotherham United at Bolton University Stadium last weekend.
And the Black Cats will also be looking for three points in the division as they have drawn against Fleetwood Town in their previous away trip in League One, but Johnson’s side took a midweek Carabao Cup win over Wigan Athletic.
And Evatt made no changes from the losing side to the Millers last week, as he chose to keep his faith with the same team that took the field last Saturday.
Joel Dixon starts as goalkeeper with four of Gethin Jones, Ricardo Almeida Santos, George Johnston and Liam Gordon.
Today midfielders will have MJ Williams, Josh Sheehan and captain Antoni Sarcevic as Evatt maintains faith in his first choice trio in the middle of the park.
Wanderers will be at the forefront as Lloyd Isgrove, Eoin Doyle and Dapo Afolayan.
On the bench for Bolton today are Matt Gilks, returning to the matchday squad Declan John, Nathan Delfouneso, Kieran Lee, Elias Kachunga, George Thomason and Alex Baptiste.