Swansea v Bolton: Match Preview

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Swansea v Bolton
Liberty Stadium
Saturday 29 October 2011, 15:00
Barclays Premier League

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Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns, and is set to name an unchanged side for the Barclays Premier League visit of Bolton.

Long-term casualties Kemy Agustien and Steven Caulker are nearing returns to fitness, but will miss this weekend's Liberty Stadium clash.

Meanwhile Trotters boss Owen Coyle will be without the services of Dedryck Boyata who suffered an ankle ligament injury in last week's clash against Sunderland.

The 20-year-old has returned to his parent club Manchester City for treatment, and is expected to be out for around six weeks.

Taylor targets Swans renaissance


Neil Taylor is convinced that Swansea have learnt from recent results and are ready to bounce back against Bolton this weekend.

Brendan Rodgers' side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wolves at Molineux last Saturday, and whilst the 22-year-old defender admits the result felt like a defeat, says the players have already put it behind them.

"Last week almost felt like a loss if we are honest," he said. "It was one where we lost two points instead of gaining one.

"But we have moved on from it, when you sit back and reflect on it and watch the video for 80-odd minutes we were very good.

"The gaffer did not have to tell anyone anything after the game. We were all sat there and knew that what happened wasn't good enough.

"This is the Premier League and teams are not there without good reason and they will not roll over. There are big crowds and when a team gets a goal they can kick on and get another.

"Whether you win, lose or draw you have to move on as the next game is completely different."

The Swans boast a tremendous home record at the Liberty Stadium this year, with two wins and two draws from the four games played there.

Taylor reveals it will be a welcome relief to return to South Wales this weekend, but insists the squad won't be taking the Trotters for granted, as they know they will face a difficult test.

"It feels a while since we have played here and it's great to be back at home," he added. "The atmosphere has been great and it's been a big part of why we have got the results and clean sheets we have had.

"People talk about form and Wolves and Bolton not winning games but these are Premier League sides and players who will put in a good shift.

"You have to be at 100% every Saturday not to be punished but when we are together as a team we look a good outfit.

"We have done so well here and we want to put on a good show for the fans and pick up a positive result."

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Neil Taylor
Bolton Wanderers
Premier League
Swansea City

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