Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City - Preview

  • January 24, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton can move into the last 16 of the FA Cup on Saturday, when they play host to Cardiff City at the Reebok Stadium.

Wanderers were eliminated from the competition at this stage last season, but had moved into the fifth round in each of the previous three seasons that preceded it.

They reached the fourth round courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Blackpool in round three, before being drawn against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Premier League side - last season's Championship winners.

Despite losing 7-1 at Reading last weekend, Dougie Freedman is set to name a similar team due to the lack of players available for selection.

Fit-again Adam Bogdan could return at the expense of Andy Lonergan in goal, after missing the last three months with a knee ligament injury, but the back-four of Tim Ream, Zat Knight, Matt Mills and Alex Baptiste looks set to remain unchanged.

Cian Bolger and Hayden White could come into contention, but both may have to settle for places on the bench. David Wheater is also pushing for a recall, but is still thought to be recovering from fresh knee surgery.

Andre Moritz is available after missing last weekend's game at the Madejski Stadium with a knee injury and he could replace Darren Pratley in the Wanderers midfield. Medo Kamara could start in place of the out-of-form Jay Spearing, while Chris Eagles, Josh Vela, Robert Hall and Sanmi Odelusi are also hoping to start.

Mark Davies, Neil Danns and Lee Chung-Yong are also fit and available to play.

Jermaine Beckford is missing with a hamstring injury, Marvin Sordell and Tom Eaves are out on loan at Charlton Athletic and Shrewsbury Town, respectively, and David Ngog continues to be linked with a move away from the Reebok Stadium, so Craig Davies could make his first start since August.

Georg Iliev could make the bench after signing his first professional contract last week, although Conor Wilkinson, Zach Clough and Tom Youngs could be rewarded for their recent goalscoring exploits in the development squad.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lonergan, Lee-Barrett, Mears, Mills, Ream, Knight, Baptiste, White, Bolger, Threlkeld, Spearing, Eagles, Hall, Moritz, M Davies, Danns, Pratley, Vela, Chung-Yong, Lester, Woodland, Kellett, Kamara, Ngog, C Davies, Wilkinson, Odelusi, Clough, Youngs, Iliev

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Venue: Reebok Stadium
Kick-Off: 15:00

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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20 AFC Wimbledon 33 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 32 26
22 Southend United 33 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 11
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