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  • March 27, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton return to White Hart Lane on Tuesday night, 10 days after Fabrice Muamba collapsed as a result of a cardiac arrest at the same stadium.

Muamba fell to the ground after 41 minutes of the original FA Cup tie, prompting referee Howard Webb to abandon the game.

The two teams will start afresh on Tuesday night, with the winners advancing to a Wembley semi-final against Chelsea in little over a fortnight.

Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is expected to name a similar team to the one he named for the original tie, with the obvious exception of Muamba, who continues to fight for his life at the London Chest Hospital.

Adam Bogdan should be protected by a back four of Marcos Alonso, Gretar Steinsson and the surprise central defensive duo of Zat Knight and Dedryck Boyata. David Wheater and Tim Ream are likely to be rested as Coyle keeps one eye on Saturday's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ryo Miyaichi, Martin Petrov, Darren Pratley and Nigel Reo-Coker should retain their midfield roles, with Mark Davies also keeping his place after returning to the side for the weekend victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Ivan Klasnic was selected ahead of David Ngog and Kevin Davies ten days ago and is expected to do so again on an emotional night for the club.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is set to hand a fitness test to Aaron Lennon, who could return to the side after three weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Carlo Cudicini and Jermain Defoe are expected to start, while surprise recalls could be handed to the likes of Danny Rose and Jake Livermore.

Ledley King is a doubt and there will be no place for Michael Dawson, Heurelho Gomes and Tom Huddlestone, who continue to recover from long-term injuries.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Jaaskelainen, Lynch, Steinsson, Alonso, Knight, Mears, Ricketts, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Connolly, Riley, Eagles, Petrov, M Davies, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Miyaichi, Vela, Blakeman, Tuncay, K Davies, Klasnic, Blake, Ngog, Eaves, Obadeyi

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