Steven Nzonzi is back from suspension for Blackburn but Junior Hoilett remains 50-50 with a hamstring problem.
Blackburn's struggles to find goals will not be helped by doubts over Roque Santa Cruz (hamstring) while midfielder David Dunn misses out with a calf injury.
On-loan striker Daniel Sturridge is a major doubt for with an ankle injury.
Full-back Gretar Steinsson is unlikely to feature after injuring his knee at Craven Cottage, while midfielder Mark Davies has an ankle problem which kept him out against Fulham.
Sam Ricketts, Sean Davies and Stuart Holden are all long-term absentees.
Blackburn (from): Robinson, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, J Jones, Emerton, P Jones, Nzonzi, Biram Diouf, Hoilett, Bunn, Roberts, Pedersen, Hanley, Kalinic, Rochina, Formica, Benjani, Santa Cruz.
Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Steinsson, Cohen, Muamba, Taylor, Lee, Davies, Elmander, Bogdan, Moreno, Petrov, Blake, Klasnic.