Bolton fails fitness test, so Coleman plays at Brighton

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FOLLOWING late fitness tests at Washington New Town today, manager Alan Brown has had to make one change for the game against Brighton at the Goldstone Road ground tomorrow afternoon. The knee and thigh injuries which Joe Bolton received last week against Orient are still giving trouble, so he stays behind to continue treatment.

His place at No. 3 will be taken by Keith Coleman, who established himself in the position for most of last season until displaced by Bolton in the last four games. Since then, Coleman has been placed on the open-to-transfer list at his own request.

The formality of a test for Mick McGiven, who has been receiving treatment for a slight groin strain, was completed without any trace of reaction and he will hold his place.

The revised line-up will be: Montgomery, Malone and Coleman, Horswill, Pitt, and Porterfield, McGiven, Kerr, Watson, Lathan and Tueart. Substitute, Hamilton; Reserve, Tones.

Story taken from the Sunderland Echo on August 25 1972.