By FRANCO PANIZO
Losing was not an option on Tuesday for Tim Ream and Eric Lichaj.
The pair of Americans helped set up equalizing assists in their respective club’s Championship matches on Tuesday, with Ream delivering the pass that Chris Eagles hit into the back of the net in the first half of Bolton Wanderers’ 2-2 draw with Derby County and Lichaj finding Darius Henderson in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 tie with Middlesbrough.
Ream and Lichaj both started and went the distance on Tuesday. Ream was deployed in central midfield for the Trotters while Lichaj manned his usual right back spot for the Reds. Lichaj also earned a late yellow card in a game that saw former Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara open his scoring account for Middlesbrough.
The American duo could return to action as soon as Saturday. Bolton have a road game against Brighton & Hove Albion, and Nottingham are set to pay a visit to Doncaster Rovers.
Here are the assists:
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