Echo Jury: Tom Usher ponders Sunderland’s chances away to Bolton

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THERE have been some wild rumours circulating around the club this week – one that Steve Bruce will be playing two strikers this week!

Both on the pitch at the same time, and in their correct positions? It must be a mistake, but let’s hope not!

This could be our strongest side this season with Bendtner straight back into the side; Ji or Wickham alongside and Bardsley in at left-back (thank the Lord).

Drop Elmo and give Larsson a chance in his correct position. Job’s a good’un.

Bolton are a decent, hard working side with a good few footballers in their ranks. Owen Coyle, a very good manager, has got them playing some decent stuff, especially in comparison to the Allardyce days at the Reebok.

They’ve had a poor start to the season playing a lot of the top sides (and they’ve still won more games than us) but now they’re over that run they’ll kick on to mid-table safety.

Will a draw be enough to satisfy the ever-growing clamour for a managerial change?

Possibly not, but I’ll be going for an away win anyway.

Prediction: Bolton 1 Sunderland 3

To read the rest of the Echo Jury, please see tonight’s Sunderland Echo.