Ream to make gameday squad vs. Wigan

Ream to make gameday squad vs. Wigan

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Ream to make gameday squad vs. Wigan



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Tim Ream returned to England earlier this week with all the necessary paperwork completed for him to suit up for Bolton Wanderers, and he might not have to wait long at all to make his debut.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle told reporters on Thursday morning that Ream, and two of the other club's recent acquisitions, will be on the gameday squad that will take on Wigan Athletic in a match with relegation implications on Saturday.

"They will all certainly be in the squad," Coyle told the Press Association. "Tim Ream returned (from the U.S.) on Monday with everything sorted with his work permit and passport, and Ryo (Miyaichi) and Marvin (Sordell) have now had a week training with the lads, which has been great.

"It is not always easy with young players coming in and integrating into a squad, but they have settled down and the lads have really taken to them."

Coyle did not say whether Ream was expected to start for 18th-placed Bolton, but if the U.S. international plays, he will go up against an attack the includes the likes of Hugo Rodallega, Franco Di Santo and Jean Beausejour.

What do you think of Ream being named to Bolton's gameday squad vs. Wigan? Think he will start? How would you see him faring against Rodallega and Di Santo?

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