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Aldershot Town v Rotherham United
Ben Herd returns to skipper Aldershot. The right-back has missed the Shots' last three games due to suspension but is now raring to lead out his side as the Recreation Ground hosts a third-round encounter for the first time in 25 years. Danny Hylton was rested to the bench with a groin strain for the 1-0 New Year's Day win at Barnet but should be fit to compete for a starting berth. And his return will be a welcome one with on-loan striker Dani Lopez again cup-tied having briefly featured in an earlier round for parent club Stevenage. However, fellow loanees Danny Rose, Michael Hector and Sonny Bradley are all okay to feature.
Rotherham could hand a debut to on-loan Liverpool striker Adam Morgan. The highly-regarded 18-year-old joined the Millers on a youth loan on Thursday and will battle for a place with Alex Revell, Daniel Nardiello and Kayode Odejayi in attack. Odejayi was given a lone role in the New Year's Day win over Rochdale, with Revell rested and Nardiello carrying a virus. Nardiello is now fit and Revell will be eyeing a recall, so it is likely that boss Steve Evans will have to change the shape of his side to accommodate Morgan. Evans will have to make one change at left-back as Liam Ridehalgh is unavailable as part of his loan deal from Huddersfield, so Jack O'Connell could slot straight in or Mark Bradley could swap sides.
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hoping to have a trio of players - including Darren Bent - back in contention. Bent (hamstring), fellow striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (thigh) and winger Charles N'Zogbia (knee) are all poised to return to training on Friday and will then be assessed by Lambert. Midfielder Ashley Westwood has been ruled out after suffering an ankle injury during the 2-2 draw at Swansea. Defenders Ron Vlaar (calf), Nathan Baker (hamstring) and Richard Dunne (knee) remain sidelined.
Ipswich will be forced into at least three changes. Leading scorer DJ Campbell, who bagged 10 goals in 17 games on loan with Town, has returned to QPR for the time being at least and so Michael Chopra is set to come in. Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and defender Bradley Orr have also been denied permission to feature by their parent clubs, West Ham and Blackburn respectively. That means Scott Loach is likely to get the nod between the sticks while manager Mick McCarthy is poised to bring in Elliott Hewitt at right-back.
Barnsley v Burnley
Managerless Barnsley have no new injury or suspension problems to contend with. The Tykes, who parted company with Keith Hill after Saturday's defeat at Peterborough, are expected to be looked after by assistant boss David Flitcroft. Teenage winger Reuben Noble-Lazarus and striker Marlon Harewood are both pushing for recalls to the starting line-up after appearing as second-half substitutes on New Year's Day.
Sean Dyche will run the rule over a handful of fitness concerns among his squad ahead. Midfielder Dean Marney and forward Martin Paterson came off during the New Year's Day win over Sheffield Wednesday with thigh injuries and will be assessed. Top scorer Charlie Austin is absent with a hamstring strain, while winger Junior Stanislas is pushing to return from a similar complaint. Defender Ben Mee remains on the sidelines with strained medial knee ligaments.
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City
Caretaker manager Gary Bowyer will resist the urge to make wholesale. Rovers' reserve-team boss Bowyer has guided the ailing Lancashire outfit to two consecutive wins alongside head of youth Terry McPhillips in the aftermath of Henning Berg's sacking. David Dunn is suffering from a niggle having recently returned from a calf injury and is not expected to play until next week along with fellow midfielder Mauro Formica (foot), although Simon Vukcevic (leg) is set to feature having recovered from the effects of a heavy challenge during last weekend's 3-1 triumph at Barnsley. Winger Fabio Nunes (hamstring), goalkeeper Paul Robinson (back) and defender Gael Givet remain absent - with reports suggesting the latter is seeking a move back to his native France due to personal problems.
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes looks certain to give a number of his fringe players the chance to impress. The Scot will have to find replacements for Neil Danns, who has returned to his parent club Leicester, defender Stephen McManus, who is not allowed to play as part of his loan from Middlesbrough, and Albert Adomah, who has left for the African Nations Cup, in his starting line-up. McInnes will also be without regular right-back Richard Foster through injury, which could open the door for Joe Edwards, who is back with the club after a successful three-month loan spell at Yeovil.
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman has no fresh injury worries. Jacob Butterfield is no longer among Freedman's midfield options after the former Barnsley man returned to Norwich at the end of his loan spell. Josh Vela is back in training following a length lay-off with a knee ligament injury and the youngster could feature, although defender David Wheater remains sidelined with a similar complaint. The match comes too soon for USA international Stuart Holden (knee) as he continues to step up his return to fitness, while fellow midfielder Mark Davies (shoulder) and defender Matt Mills (thigh) are still out. Keith Andrews (Achilles), David Ngog (ankle) and Benik Afobe (hamstring) all overcame niggles to feature in the 1-0 defeat at Leeds on New Year's Day and the trip are expected to play a part against the Black Cats.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill will make changes to his side. O'Neill felt Wednesday's 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield was a "game too far" for his small squad and is looking to add players in the transfer window. The likes of David Vaughan, Fraizer Campbell, Connor Wickham and Titus Bramble are all in contention but John O'Shea (hamstring) skipper Lee Cattermole and central defender Wes Brown (both knee) remain sidelined and striker Ji Dong-won joined Augsburg on loan for the rest of the season this week.
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town
Charlton have a host of injury problems. Centre-half Leon Cort and full-back Lawrie Wilson are the latest additions to the casualty list. Cort suffered a hamstring injury during the 4-3 win over Watford on New Year's Day and Wilson came off with a broken nose. Striker Danny Haynes is out with a hamstring problem and defender Rhoys Wiggins (foot) is still sidelined along with midfielders Andy Hughes (Achilles) and Ade Azeez (hamstring). In addition loanees Dan Seabourne, Rob Hulse and Emmanuel Frimpong have now returned to their parent clubs.
Jermaine Beckford is expected to return to spearhead Huddersfield's attack. The on-loan Leicester striker was ineligible to play against his parent club in the Terriers' 6-1 mauling at the King Power Stadium on New Year's Day, but has been cleared to play in the cup, as has fellow forward James Vaughan, who is on loan from Norwich. Winger Adam Hammill, due to return to parent club Wolves on January 13, has not been given permission to play. Manager Simon Grayson is hoping goalkeeper Alex Smithies can overcome the dead-leg that prompted his withdrawal at Leicester, but if not Ian Bennett will continue to deputise.
Crawley Town v Reading
Richie Barker could add Lateef Elford-Alliyu to his Crawley squad. Striker Elford-Alliyu this week moved to the Broadfield Stadium after leaving Barker's former club Bury and the Town boss says he could be involved against the Premier League side. Richard Brodie is also back at the club after his loan spell at Morecambe expired but the forward is not due to train until next week. Claude Davis is set to miss out as he awaits the result of a scan on his knee injury, and fellow defender Kyle McFadzean remains absent although he should return to training next week. McFadzean has been missing since the end of November due to the after-effects of a virus.
Reading manager Brian McDermott has indicated that new signing Daniel Carrico is unlikely to make his debut. Jason Roberts has returned to training after recovering from a hip problem while Nicky Shorey has overcome a virus. McDermott is likely to make several changes after playing three Premier League matches in a week.
Crystal Palace v Stoke City
Defender Damien Delaney returns for Crystal Palace following a three-match ban and he could come straight back in for Danny Gabbidon, who came off with a tight hamstring during Tuesday's win over Wolves. Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi this week linked up with South Africa for the African Nations Cup, while manager Ian Holloway is set to give in-form wingers Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie 45 minutes each. Jonathan Williams and Jermaine Easter are in the frame for rare starts.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis will make changes, which could include a first start in the club's colours for Michael Owen. The former England striker has made four substitute appearances since joining the Potters in September, the last coming in October before he suffered a hamstring injury. Midfielder Steven Nzonzi is available after the red card he received in last weekend's 3-3 draw with Southampton was rescinded while full-back Marc Wilson could return in a fortnight from a broken leg.
Derby County v Tranmere Rovers
Derby will check on the fitness of Craig Bryson, Gareth Roberts and Jamie Ward. Midfielder Bryson (knee), left-back Roberts (calf) and forward Ward (hamstring) all missed the league victory over Middlesbrough on New Year's Day. Rams boss Nigel Clough insists none of the trio will be risked against the League One leaders if they are not 100% ready. Forwards Nathan Tyson, Theo Robinson and Conor Doyle and defender James O'Connor are options for Clough should he wish to make changes to his starting line-up.
Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury worries. Captain James Wallace is still unable to return to action from a medial knee ligament injury while forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (broken metatarsal) and winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie (lateral knee ligament) remain sidelined. Cole Stockton, Rovers' matchwinner in the 1-0 triumph over Scunthorpe last weekend that sent them back to the League One summit, is pushing for a start after top scorer Jake Cassidy returned to Wolves at the end of his loan spell.
Fulham v Blackpool
Martin Jol plans to name a strong Fulham line-up in the FA Cup third-round tie with Blackpool, but will have to do without several key players. Mladen Petric, Damien Duff and Mahamadou Diarra are still injured so will be unable to feature for the west Londoners. Mark Schwarzer is also sidelined due to a neck problem, while Stephen Kelly (knee) and John Arne Riise (shin) are also missing.
All eyes will be on whether Tom Ince and Alex Baptiste feature for Blackpool. England Under-21 winger Ince and Seasiders captain Baptiste are reportedly the subject of January transfer interest from Liverpool and Leicester respectively. The players would become cup-tied for any potential future employers if selected by boss Michael Appleton at Craven Cottage but Press Association understands the pair are expected to be included in the travelling party. Appleton is slightly light on attacking options after Nouha Dicko and Wes Thomas returned to Wigan and Bournemouth from their respective loan spells. Centre-back Ian Evatt (knee) and winger Matt Phillips (toe) remain on the sidelines.
Hull City v Leyton Orient
Hull manager Steve Bruce is expected to make several changes. Bruce has no new injury or suspension problems, but right-back Ahmed Elmohamady is unlikely to return from the calf injury that kept him out of the goalless draw at Blackpool on New Year's Day. With one eye on a concerted promotion push during the second half of the season, Bruce may be tempted to rest striker Sone Aluko and midfielder Robert Koren after the pair were withdrawn due to fatigue at Hull. Strikers Jay Simpson and Nick Proschwitz are in contention to start following their second half appearances and defender Alex Bruce is pushing for a recall. He returned to the substitutes' bench following suspension on New Year's Day.
Leyton Orient will check on top scorer Kevin Lisbie ahead. The former Charlton striker missed Tuesday's disappointing 3-0 defeat at Yeovil with a shoulder injury. Stoke loanee Ryan Brunt started in Lisbie's absence and he could feature again given he is eligible to play in the competition. Jamie Jones is set to continue in goal with Ryan Allsop, who has been first-choice all season, looking likely to leave the club this month. Boss Russell Slade dropped Allsop for the last two matches and revealed he has turned down the offer of a new contract, so Jones has the chance to re-establish himself as number one after missing most of the season with a shoulder injury.
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Aidy White is back in contention for Leeds. The versatile 21-year-old, who missed the New Year's Day win over Bolton after collecting five yellow cards, is expected to return to the squad. The Whites will be without winger Jerome Thomas, who has returned to West Brom following the expiry of his loan spell, but centre-half Alan Tate has extended his spell and has been given permission to play by his parent club Swansea. Manager Neil Warnock is hoping 18-goal striker Luciano Becchio has shown no adverse reaction after returning from a thigh strain against Bolton, although Davide Somma, recently back from a long-term knee injury, is available. Defenders Tom Lees and Adam Drury, winger Ryan Hall and midfielder Michael Brown are all pushing for recalls as Leeds look to clinch back-to-back wins.
Robert Hall has been denied permission to feature in Birmingham's FA Cup trip to Leeds. The winger has been an impressive loan addition to Blues' ranks but parent club West Ham do not want to see him cup-tied, although City remain confident of securing an extension to his stay. The news comes amid a serious injury crisis for manager Lee Clark which has resulted in young strikers Eddy Gnahore, Reece Hales and Marcel Henry-Francis all being called up for the tie. Marlon King (knee), Peter Lovenkrands (calf) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring) are all missing along with Nikola Zigic, who completes his two-match suspension. Midfielders Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring), Darren Ambrose (knee) and Hayden Mullins are also absent, with Jonathan Spector a doubt. Defenders Paul Caddis (hamstring), David Murphy and Stephen Carr (both knee) again miss out.
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will check on the fitness of a handful of players. Winger Ben Marshall is the latest player nursing a knock after being on the receiving end of a strong tackle during the 6-1 league win over Huddersfield on New Year's Day. Defender Zak Whitbread (calf) and striker Jamie Vardy (heel) have been sidelined in recent weeks and will continue to be monitored ahead of the third-round tie. On-loan forward Jesse Lingard has returned to Manchester United, although there is still a possibility that fellow Old Trafford youngster Michael Keane could extend his stay. The defender would need permission to play in the FA Cup, and the absence of Whitbread and Sean St. Ledger (hamstring) would make his ongoing presence a boost for Pearson.
Burton, who beat Leicester at the King Power Stadium in the Capital One Cup in August, could be without defender Anthony O'Connor. O'Connor, on loan from Blackburn, has been a virtual ever-present for boss Gary Rowett since arriving at the Pirelli Stadium in the summer, playing in all but two of Albion's league and cup games this season. But the right-back is nursing a hamstring injury following the league defeat at York on New Year's Day and is a major doubt ahead of the third round tie. Nathan Stanton, who missed the trip to York through suspension, is likely to deputise at right-back if O'Connor misses out - assuming skipper Zander Diamond recovers from a sickness bug.
Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bakary Sako is the latest Wolves player to be struck down by injury. Wanderers' influential winger was forced off with a hamstring complaint after an hour of the 3-1 New Year's Day defeat at Crystal Palace - a third successive reverse over the festive period - and is now a huge doubt to face the Hatters. Fellow midfielders Tongo Doumbia (hamstring) and Bjorn Sigurdarson (thigh) missed the game altogether, with the latter boasting a slight chance of being fit for the tricky cup tie. Winger Slawomir Peszko is close to making his return after three months out with a knee injury and whether he is included in under-pressure boss Stale Solbakken's matchday squad remains to be seen. Razak Boukari, Dave Edwards, Steven Mouyokolo, Wayne Hennessey, Stephen Hunt and George Elokobi remain absent.
Macclesfield Town v Cardiff City
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay could rest his entire first-choice XI. Plenty of the club's development players and regular substitutes are set to be given the chance to impress against the Blue Square Bet Premier side. Goalkeeper David Marshall, striker Craig Bellamy and captain Mark Hudson look certain to have an afternoon off while the likes of Joe Lewis, Joe Ralls and Etien Velikonja are set to get some valuable game time. Former Leeds midfielder Stephen McPhail has not featured since the opening day of the season, a Capital One Cup defeat at Northampton, but he could return having been a regular for the development side. Peter Whittingham definitely will not feature with a knee injury, the ex-Aston Villa winger is targeting a return against Ipswich next weekend, while striker Nicky Maynard remains out for the season.
Middlesbrough v Hastings United
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will be without no fewer than 13 senior players for Saturday's FA Cup third round tie against Ryman Premier League Hastings. Central defender Jonathan Woodgate (calf) and striker Scott McDonald (hamstring) became the latest to join the casualty list after Tuesday's 3-1 defeat at Derby. They have joined full-back Justin Hoyte (hip) and fellow defenders Seb Hines, Andre Bikey and George Friend (all hamstring), as well as midfielders Josh McEachran (ankle) and Faris Haroun (also hamstring), on the sidelines. Mowbray has problems in attack too with Emmanuel Ledesma (knee) and Marvin Emnes (hamstring) also ruled out. Long-term absentees Julio Arca (toe) and Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main (both knee) are on the mend, but still some way away from rejoining their team-mates.
Millwall v Preston North End
Danny Shittu and Adam Smith are available. The Nigerian FA have allowed Shittu to stay with the Lions this weekend ahead of the African Cup of Nations, while fellow defender Smith has been given permission to play in the cup by parent club Tottenham. Kenny Jackett's squad could also be bolstered by the return of winger Scott Malone, who suffered a back injury at Cardiff last month. Midfielder Tamika Mkandawire has returned from his loan spell at Southend and is also available for selection. But winger Chris Taylor (knee) and striker Andy Keogh (broken toe) look set to miss out again along with skipper Paul Robinson, who is still recovering from a pelvic problem.
Graham Westley will once again patch up the walking wounded among his Preston squad. Nicky Wroe returned to the starting line-up against Hartlepool on New Year's Day despite a persistent knee complaint and helped North End to their first npower League One win for nine matches, although the former Torquay midfielder did miss a first-half penalty. Jack King climbed off his sickbed to help the victory effort although Lee Holmes (groin) remains out. Bailey Wright sustained a head injury at Victoria Park and could join fellow defenders David Buchanan (unspecified), Paul Huntington, Scott Laird (broken leg) and Keith Keane (knee) and striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) on the sidelines.
Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic
Alex McLeish has no new injury problems as he looks for his first win as Nottingham Forest manager. However, striker Matt Derbyshire, who recently returned to Forest following a loan spell at Oldham, is ineligible for the third-round tie having played for the Latics in the previous two rounds. Marcus Tudgay has also returned from a loan spell at Barnsley but the striker is expected to be unavailable for the next six weeks after suffering a broken collarbone during the Tykes' home league defeat to Blackburn last Saturday. He joins on-loan Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson (knee) on the sidelines.
Oldham will be without James Wesolowski and Cristian Montano. Robbie Simpson returns from suspension and is expected to feature in midfield alongside Dean Furman - the Oldham skipper playing his final game before departing to represent South Africa in the African Nations Cup. With an eye on the midfield shortage and the congested fixture list his squad have endured in recent weeks, Dickov took the precaution of only allowing eight players to train on Thursday morning, including two goalkeepers.
Oxford United v Sheffield United
Oxford will be without midfield duo Jake Forster-Caskey and Lee Cox. Manager Chris Wilder, a boyhood Blades fan and former player, will have to fill the holes left in his squad with Forster-Caskey having gone back to Brighton and Lee Cox's return to Swindon despite Cox and United being keen to arrange a longer stay. Daniel Boateng is also returning to his parent club Arsenal having made just five appearances for the U's. Meanwhile striker James Constable serves the first match of his three-game ban for his second red card of the season, picked up in the win against AFC Wimbledon.
Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is expected to include new signing Jamie Murphy. Attacking player Murphy, 23, completed his permanent move from Motherwell for an undisclosed fee on Thursday and could make his debut for the club. Defender Harry Maguire is also available again after sitting out the New Year's Day draw at Doncaster through suspension. Wilson, who has no new injury or suspension worries, is likely to retain recent signing Danny Higginbotham in his back four following Neill Collins' cheekbone fracture, while teenagers Terry Kennedy and Elliott Whitehouse, who both made their debuts on the New Year's Day, and another 19-year-old, Joe Ironside, are hoping to keep their places in the side.
Peterborough United v Norwich City
Peterborough will be without in-form striker Dwight Gayle. Gayle has scored seven goals in nine appearances for Posh since arriving on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge but the 22-year-old is cup-tied for the third-round tie. Boss Darren Ferguson will be forced to make two further changes to the team that started the Championship win over Barnsley on New Year's Day. Gavin Tomlin was allowed to play in that game despite being sent off in the defeat at Bristol City as Posh appealed against the red card. However, the appeal has failed and the forward will now begin a three-match suspension. Defender Gaby Zakuani has since left to link up with the DR Congo squad ahead of their African Nations' Cup campaign.
Declan Rudd is set to get his chance in goal as Norwich manager Chris Hughton prepares to ring the changes. Norwich are without injured strikers Grant Holt (hamstring) and Steve Morison (thigh), plus defender Steven Whittaker (hip). Midfielder Andrew Surman (knee) is back training but unlikely to feature, while Jonny Howson has recovered from a knock suffered against West Ham. Elliott Ward, Simon Lappin and Jacob Butterfield have all returned from loan spells.
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion
QPR striker DJ Campbell has returned from his loan spell at Ipswich and will feature. Midfielder Samba Diakite has departed for African Nations Cup duty with Mali and forward Junior Hoilett is out with a hamstring problem. Strikers Andrew Johnson (knee) and Bobby Zamora (hip) are sidelined with long-term injuries.
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of five players. Clarke confirmed defenders Jonas Olsson (groin), Steven Reid (ankle) and Goran Popov (hamstring) plus midfielder Claudio Yacob (hamstring) are again ruled out. But he said five other unnamed players were rated doubtful. Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will play his final game before linking up with DR Congo for the African Nations Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday v Milton Keynes Dons
Sheffield Wednesday will be without suspended on-loan midfielder Jeremy Helan. The Manchester City player was shown two yellow cards in the recent draw at Huddersfield, but the first one was wrongly recorded by referee Mick Russell as Michail Antonio and Helan was not sent off. Wednesday's subsequent appeal against Antonio's booking was upheld by the FA and Helan now serves a one-game ban. Manager Dave Jones, who hinted at several changes, could be tempted to rest David Prutton and Rhys McCabe and turn to a trio of midfielders with Jermaine Johnson, Paul Corry and Chris Lines all vying for recalls.
Dean Bowditch looks set to join MK Dons' long list of absentees. Bowditch was forced off at half-time with a groin injury in the league win at Notts County on New Year's Day and the forward is expected to miss out. Izale McLeod, who re-signed for the club on Thursday, will not be available for the third-round tie at Hillsborough. The Dons are awaiting ratification from the Football Association as to when the striker - the club's all-time leading goalscorer - can make his second debut. McLeod, released by Portsmouth on Monday, collected a one-match suspension in his final appearance for Pompey. The Dons have asked for written clarification on whether he will serve the ban this weekend, which manager Karl Robinson would probably prefer as McLeod is cup-tied and therefore ineligible against the Owls anyway.
Southend United v Brentford
Southend are without Tamika Mkandawire. The midfielder has returned to parent club Millwall following the end of his loan spell but the club remain hopeful of a deal for Marc Laird. Laird's loan also expired following the New Year's Day defeat to Gillingham and he returned to Leyton Orient but could feature if terms are agreed in time. Mark Phillips is hoping he can earn a recall to the side after coming off the bench last weekend following his recovery from a knee problem. Striker Neil Harris is back in full training following a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since September but he is not expected to return to action until the Essex Senior Cup next week.
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler has to make at least two changes to his squad. Watford loanee Lee Hodson is ineligible to play in the competition and fellow defender Rob Kiernan has gone back to Wigan after his loan spell came to an end following Tuesday's goalless draw against Bournemouth. But loanees Marcello Trotta, Jake Bidwell and Tom Adeyemi are all available to play. Rosler will consider making further changes with one eye on their promotion bid, so Richard Lee could get a run-out in goal while Sam Saunders, Jake Reeves and Paul Hayes are in contention to start. Midfielder Kevin O'Connor (ankle) and striker Farid El Alagui (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City
Left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has overcome his knee injury and looks set to make his first Tottenham appearance in four months. Midfielder Scott Parker is likely to make his first start of the season and goalkeeper Brad Friedel could play as manager Andre Villas-Boas looks to rotate his squad following a tiring festive period. Winger Gareth Bale is available following his one-match suspension but defender William Gallas (calf) is unlikely to feature and Younes Kaboul is out until mid-to-late February with his knee problem.
Coventry will be without leading scorer David McGoldrick. The striker, who has bagged 17 goals in 25 appearances, returned to parent club Nottingham Forest this week after his loan spell expired with City's 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury on New Year's Day. Loanees James Bailey and Blair Adams have both been cleared to play, with the latter due to make the final appearance of his stay although Coventry are, again, keen to strike a new deal. Robins is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns for the encounter.
Wigan Athletic v Bournemouth
Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriquez are both expected to make their Wigan debuts. Espinoza completed his move from American Major League Soccer on Friday while Henriquez has joined on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the campaign. Manager Roberto Martinez is expected to make a number of changes, with Callum McManaman amongst those tipped for a rare start, while Arouna Kone is available before heading off on African Nations Cup duty with the Ivory Coast.
Bournemouth head to face side Wigan with very little to worry about on the injury front. The only real selection dilemma for manager Eddie Howe is which goalkeeper he will select as he looks to cause an cup upset and extend his side's unbeaten run to 17 games since he returned to the club. Former Peterborough keeper Shwan Jalal played in their victories over Dagenham and Carlisle in the earlier rounds but has played second fiddle to the Cherries' current number one David James in League One. If the 42-year-old is given the nod it will be his 59th appearance in the competition, three of which have come in finals themselves.