Bolton vs West Ham
Looking at the form table for the last six games - only Derby and Bolton lie below West Ham. This means we might actually have a chance of winning a game. Although history is against us - West Ham have won just once on their trips to Bolton in the last thirteen years.
A lot for West Ham could depend on whether Matthew Upson is fit. The official site claims he is available for selection. But they do seem to make that claim a lot and then players never appear in the squad.
In midfield the official site says Noble might return but the absence of Jack Collison from Wednesday's reserve game suggests he may be on stand by as replacement for Parker and Mullins.
Up front Curbishley is actually spoilt for choice. Ashton, Zamora, Cole and Sears are all fit and I suspect, as with Tuesday, all four will be named in the squad.
For Bolton team captain Kevin Nolan will return after the midfielder sat out the last two matches through suspension but Irish international Joey O'Brien is a doubt. Jussi Jaaskelainen, Ricardo Gardner and Nicky Hunt are all out for the rest of the season.