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  • January 17, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton are in action on Tuesday evening when they host Macclesfield Town in an FA Cup third round replay at the Reebok Stadium.

After playing out a 2-2 draw at Moss Rose 10 days ago, the two teams will meet again for the chance to play host to Swansea City in the fourth round of the competition on Saturday 28th January 2012.

Wanderers and the Silkmen had faced off just twice prior to this season, but Tuesday's meeting will be their third of the current campaign alone.

The Trotters have won both previous meetings between the two sides on home turf and will be looking to make it a hat-trick of victories with success over their League Two opponents.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is likely to name a similar team to the one that drew at Moss Rose ten days ago.

Injury to Jussi Jaaskelainen means Adam Bogdan looks set to play his fourth consecutive game between the sticks.

Joe Riley looks set to feature in the defence in front of him, with David Wheater, Zat Knight, Dedryck Boyata and Paul Robinson all in contention for the other places.

Gretar Steinsson and Sam Ricketts could find themselves on the substitute's bench should Coyle require them at any stage.

Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic look set to start the game in attack, with a midfield consisting of Chris Eagles, Nigel Reo-Coker, Darren Pratley and Martin Petrov providing the ammunition for them.

Mark Davies and David Ngog were used as substitutes in the initial tie, but both are likely to start on the bench, where they should be accompanied by Michael O'Halloran, Robbie Blake and Jay Lynch.

Gary Cahill did not feature in the previous meeting and be available to play in the FA Cup for Chelsea after completing a move to Stamford Bridge on Monday.

The visitors also look set to field a similar side to the one that drew with Wanderers just over a week ago.

Colin Daniel and Arnaud Mendy were on target at Moss Rose and should both start at the Reebok Stadium.

The Silkmen are struggling with injuries though and will be without the likes of Ben Tomlinson, George Donnelly, Ross Draper, Lewis Chalmers and Greg Daniels.

Scott Kay, Shaun Brisley and Adam Roberts are all back in training following their respective injuries, but the trip to the Reebok may come to soon for the trio.

Sam Wedgbury requires hernia surgery but Macc boss Gary Simpson may decide to take a chance and include him in the squad.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lynch, Steinsson, Robinson, Knight, Ricketts, Boyata, Wheater, Connolly, Riley, Muamba, Eagles, Petrov, M Davies, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Blakeman, Tuncay, K Davies, Klasnic, Blake, Ngog, Eaves, Obadeyi, O'Halloran

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