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One of the lower points in Mark Hughes' inaugural Fulham season is to be re-staged on Wednesday night when Craven Cottage plays host to Bolton Wanderers for the second time this season; the first being an F.A Cup tie in which Owen Coyle and his comrades stole the headlines and progressed to the next round.

Coyle, in the grand scheme of things, is still a new head at the Reebok Stadium but in fairness, the ex Burnley manager has done wonders in his short time in Lancashire. In his first full season, the Scotsman has led Bolton to a cosy eight place and his side haven't looked like a team scared of European football. 

Not only has Coyle hastily changed the fortunes of the once relegation-threatened Wanderers though, but he has also got his side playing a style of football that is both fruitful and easy on the eye, without allowing the stable core of his team to diminish.

It's like Sam Allardyce all over again for the followers of Bolton, except this time around the media enjoy to lavish praise on their new found philosophy rather than berate a lazy yet rewarding kick and run attitude.

Spirits are likely to be fluctuating at present in the Bolton camp with regards to form. Their last fixture brought around an impressive home scalp over Wenger's failing Arsenal but their game previous to that has more than likely left scars that are still waiting to heal. Wembley is yet to be a fond place for Coyle as his side fell to a crushing 5-0 defeat to Stoke.

The Fulham camp is indifferent too, with a missed opportunity still fresh in the minds of the players after the 1-1 draw at Molineux on Saturday. Many felt three points could have been easily achieved via a mixture of a stronger line up and some more clinical finishing. Disregarding the 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford, Hughes will so far be pleased with an April that has brought around an impressive 3-0 win over struggling Blackpool. 

In the equivalent Premier League tie earlier in the season, Fulham battled to a reputable 0-0 draw at the Reebok while the parallel fixture of last season also saw neither set of fans go home happy as a Damien Duff goal pegged back a resilient Bolton side.

Both Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy will be fit to start on Wednesday evening while Damien Duff is a doubt to get a look in as he nurses his Achilles injury. Senderos, as reported, is almost back to full fitness but is again a doubt.

For Bolton, prolific loanee Daniel Sturridge could miss out after picking up a minor knock in Bolton's win over Arsenal on Sunday while American Stuart Holden, Ricketts and Davis are certainties to be watching from the stands.

Score Prediction: Fulham 2 - 0 Bolton

Predicted Line-Up: Schwarzer; Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido; Davies, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey; Dembele, Zamora