Date: 24th February 2010 at 11:37am
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Bolton head to Tottenham for tonight`s FA Cup replay with Owen Coyle looking to field some unfamiliar players in a bid in a bid to preserve his team`s top flight status.

It`s a measure of how far the competition has suffered at the hands of the Premier League that no one seems to mind.

Vital Quotes:

‘We have to retain that belief and show our quality when the match comes about.`

Owen Coyle remains in chirpy mood. Acquiring belief it usually a prior step to retaining it. And where`s that quality you`re talking about?

Tottenham Team News:

Super crock Ledley King has a thigh injury and Aaron Lennon still has a groin problem – one that`s less fun than Ashley Cole`s.

Player to watch: Roman Pavlyuchenko

Will be keen to press his claims for a regular start.

Bolton Team News:

Injury problems and a desire to rest key personnel after a recent hectic schedule means that a number of fringe players will feature. Stuart Holden, Jlloyd Samuel, Andy O’Brien, Ali Al Habsi and even Mustapha Riga have been mentioned. What do you mean, who`s he?

Player to watch: Jussi Jaaskelainen

Or whoever plays in goal. A busy night ahead.

Match Facts & Stats

In FA cup ties on Tottenham soil, the stats show one win for each side.

Match Prediction:

Tottenham dominated the last half-hour of the first game, but Bolton should have been comfortably in front by then. It`s difficult to see the Wanderers getting anything out of this game, not least because they have significantly less strength in depth.

Being spectacularly crap with everyone available doesn`t help either.

Next Fixtures:

Wolves (H)

 

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