Nuhiu and Matias in: Is this the Sheffield Wednesday starting XI to play Bolton Wanderers?

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce

Sheffield Wednesday are looking to go 10 league games unbeaten, but haven't won at Bolton since Boxing Day 2012.

Sheffield Wednesday's Scottish striker Steven Fletcher heads the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in...

The injuries continue to mount for Sheffield Wednesday despite the Owls' nine-game unbeaten league run.

Steven Fletcher is the latest to fall victim, having been forced off during Saturday's draw with Derby County.


And the striker's omission from the latest Scotland squad - named earlier on Tuesday - suggests he won't be fit to face Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

With Lucas Joao having struggled for fitness of late, Fletcher's place is likely to go to Atdhe Nuhiu - who performed well during his cameo at Derby - although the recovering Sam Winnall is also an option.

Elsewhere, Bruce is likely to favour a settled side, as he has done throughout his short reign as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

22nd September 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; EFL Championship football, Aston Villa versus Sheffield Wednesday; Marco Matias of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates scoring the first...

However, he could be tempted to bring back Marco Matias after George Boyd again failed to make a positive impression in the number 10 role last time out.

Matias has received only a fraction of the opportunities given to Boyd since Bruce's arrival, although the Portuguese's understanding with Nuhiu could work in his favour should the Kosovan make Bruce's starting XI.

Here's how HITC Sport expects Sheffield Wednesday to look at Bolton...

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