Championship preview: Bolton Wanderers

Martin Petrov
Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov looks set to trouble plenty of Championship defences. Photo: PA

Manager: Owen Coyle

Position last season: 18th in Premier League

Nickname: The Trotters

Ground: Reebok Stadium

Capacity: 28,723

Players in: Keith Andrews (West Brom, free), Matt Mills (Leicester, undisclosed), Joe McKee (free) Andy Lonergan (Leeds, undisclosed), Benik Afobe (Arsenal, season-long loan)

Players out: Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham, free), Robbie Blake (Doncaster, free), Rhys Bennett (Rochdale, free), Tope Obadeyi (Rio Ave, free), Mark Connolly (Crawley, free), Ivan Klasnic, Gretar Steinsson, Paul Robinson, Sean Davis, Ricardo Gardner and Dino Fazlic (released), Tom Eckersley (Accrington, free)

Key man: Martin Petrov (pictured) should bring bags of experience, and plenty of ability, to the Trotters' midfield this year. At 33 the Bulgarian winger retains enough pace and power to trouble most Championship defences.

Chances: Many people's favourites for promotion having retained most of a youthful Premier League squad from last term, while Mills and Andrews are shrewd additions at Championship level.

ITV prediction: 1st