FA Cup - Team news: Hangeland to return for Fulham

All the latest team news ahead of Tuesday's third-round FA Cup fixtures, with Brede Hangeland set to return to first team action.

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Fulham v Norwich City

Brede Hangeland should finally be fit for his first action in three months following back surgery in December as Fulham host Norwich in the FA Cup. The Norwegian may have to start from the bench though, as boss Rene Meulensteen eases his experienced defender back in. First-choice goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg will not be ready in time for the third round replay, as he edges towards a return from ankle trouble.

Norwich have no fresh injury problems ahead of Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay, where manager Chris Hughton confirmed he would again utilise his squad against Fulham. Midfielder David Fox could come back into the side, while striker Luciano Becchio could also be handed a chance to impress along with 18-year-old winger Josh Murphy and his twin brother Jacob, who both played in the first tie. Midfielders Alex Tettey (knee) and Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) have both returned to training, and could come into contention for the Barclays Premier League game against Hull. Centre-back Michael Turner (hamstring) and midfielder Jonny Howson (back) are still sidelined, winger Elliott Bennett (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

Astrit Ajdarevic could make his Charlton debut in their delayed FA Cup third-round clash with Oxford. Ajdarevic has agreed a six-month loan deal from Standard Liege, becoming the Addicks' first new signing since Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet completed his takeover at The Valley. Striker Marvin Sordell is out with a hamstring injury and full-back Lawrie Wilson was also feeling his hamstring when he was substituted against Ipswich last time out, so he will be checked over. Centre-half Leon Cort is still out with a knee injury while forward Michael Smith, who is back from a successful loan spell with AFC Wimbledon, is cup-tied.

Oxford will be without new signing Nicky Wroe when they travel to Charlton. The Preston midfielder arrived on loan last week and made his U's debut in the 0-0 draw against Portsmouth on Saturday but he is cup tied and unavailable for the clash at The Valley. Manager Chris Wilder, who admits his side are missing a spark, will be boosted by the return of experienced striker Dave Kitson following suspension. The former Stoke forward has served his two-match ban and is pushing for a recall to the side as they look to cause an upset against their Championship opponents.

Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers

Birmingham will be without Tom Adeyemi and Peter Lovenkrands for their delayed FA Cup third-round tie at home to Bristol Rovers. Midfielder Adeyemi continues to struggle with a back injury while striker Lovenkrands is missing with a groin problem as Blues attempt to set up a fourth-round showdown at home to Swansea. Young defender Amari'i Bell is cup-tied following his involvement in the competition earlier this season on loan at Nuneaton. Kyle Bartley (hamstring), David Murphy, Matt Green, Neal Eardley (all knee), Jonathan Spector (thigh) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring) all remain sidelined, while midfielder Darren Ambrose is poised to complete a loan move to Greek Super League side Apollon Smyrni until the end of the season.

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward has no fresh injury worries ahead of his side's trip to Birmingham. The Pirates ran out 2-1 winners against Exeter on Saturday and Ward confirmed his players are raring and ready to travel to St Andrew's. Danny Woodards made his long-awaited return from injury as a second-half substitute against his former club on Saturday and Ward is likely to include the ex-MK Dons full-back in the squad again.

AFC Bournemouth v Burton Albion

Eddie Howe could unleash winger Mohamed Coulibaly on Burton as he looks to set up a fourth-round tie with Liverpool. The summer signing from Grasshoppers has recovered from the Achilles and calf problems which sidelined him since pre-season and could be given the chance to impress against the League Two Brewers. Tokelo Rantie, Marc Pugh and Brett Pitman all staked their claims to start with lively substitute appearances in the 3-0 loss to Wigan on Saturday and Howe said the trio had given him food for thought. Defender Steve Cook returned to the matchday squad having suffered a small hamstring tear and looks set to be involved again.

Burton will check on Michael Symes ahead of facing Bournemouth in the FA Cup. Symes is nursing a knee injury and the striker will be assessed. Should he not be fit he will join defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, who is out until February after suffering a fractured cheekbone, on the sidelines. Wolves winger Zeli Ismail is ineligible for the third-round tie having already featured in the competition for his parent club but on-loan Wigan defender Adam Buxton is available to Albion boss Gary Rowett, who is not thought to have any new concerns following Saturday's league win over Cheltenham. The prize at stake on Tuesday night is a lucrative home tie against Liverpool in the next round at the end of this month.

Milton Keynes Dons v Wigan Athletic

MK Dons will check on Dele Alli and Lee Hodson ahead of their FA Cup third-round replay at home to Wigan. Teenage winger Alli is nursing a knock sustained against Shrewsbury on Saturday while Hodson missed the league win over the Shrews with an injury sustained during the initial 3-3 draw with the Latics at the DW Stadium nine days ago. Luke Chadwick would probably replace Alli while George Baldock filled in for Hodson at right-back at the weekend. Recent loan signing Chris Long is ineligible as he was not registered with the Dons for the initial tie, so Daniel Powell is expected to replace the Everton youngster up front. If the Dons overcome Wigan they will host Barclays Premier League club Crystal Palace in round four.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler has revealed he will shuffle his pack for the cup clash with the Dons. Rob Kiernan and Tyias Browning are both cup-tied and will definitely miss out, along with long-term injury absentees Shaun Maloney (shoulder) and Gary Caldwell (hip). Rosler said there "may be some surprises" in his team selection, which gives hope to fringe players such as Danny Redmond. One player who will feature for the holders is Ben Watson, who impressed on his comeback from injury in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Peterborough United v Kidderminster Harriers

Peterborough will have to make two changes to their attack for the FA Cup replay visit of Kidderminster. Lee Tomlin will begin a two-match suspension after he was sent off in the league defeat at Swindon on Saturday while Nicky Ajose is ineligible against the Harriers as he has already featured in the competition for Swindon during a loan spell at the County Ground earlier this season. However, on-loan QPR midfielder Hogan Ephraim comes back into the reckoning after completing a three-match ban and Craig Alcock has resumed light training after an absence with a calf injury but the defender will probably not be ready in time to feature on Tuesday night. Peterborough will return to the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland, who beat Posh in the Capital One Cup back in September, in the fourth round should they overcome non-league Kidderminster.

Kidderminster teams news to follow

Plymouth Argyle v Port Vale

Plymouth will be without new recruit Jason Banton when they host League One Port Vale in their FA Cup third-round replay. Argyle paid a transfer fee for the first time in four years to sign the winger from Crystal Palace last week but Banton is cup-tied having featured in the competition for MK Dons during a loan spell and he is unavailable to face Micky Adams' men. Sheridan could turn to winger Ryan Thomas or Rommy Boco to fill the void left by Banton but Tyler Harvey is also unavailable having been on loan at Salisbury when the original fixture took place. John Sheridan has also selected former Barnet goalkeeper Jake Cole in the Pilgrims' cup ties this season so he is set to return to the starting line-up at Home Park in place of Luke McCormick.

Port Vale will have to make defensive changes for their FA Cup third-round replay at Plymouth. Jack Grimmer was thrown straight into the team for his full debut against League One leaders Brentford on Saturday but the Fulham teenager was not registered with the club for the initial tie on January 5 - a 2-2 draw at Vale Park - so he is ineligible in Devon on Tuesday night. With Liam Chilvers out injured, Chris Robertson ill and Carl Dickinson absent for personal reasons at Griffin Park, Joe Davis partnered Grimmer at the heart of defence against the Bees on his return from a loan spell with Luton. Chilvers and Robinson are being monitored and manager Micky Adams hopes to have at least one of them back in contention. Victory for Vale would set up a home tie against Adams' former club Brighton in round four.

Preston North End v Ipswich Town

Preston manager Simon Grayson has no injury or suspension concerns ahead of his side's FA Cup third-round replay against Ipswich. Assistant boss Glynn Snodin has revealed there were "a few niggles" following Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Wolves but he expects everybody to be fit. Stuart Beavon has overcome a virus and gives Grayson another option up front as he looks for a response from his promotion chasers. The former Blackpool and Leeds chief is considering freshening up his team, which could mean recalls to the starting line-up for the likes of Kevin Davies and Keith Keane.

Ipswich will be without half a dozen players for their FA Cup third-round replay at Preston. Influential quartet Luke Chambers (hamstring), Daryl Murphy (thigh), Aaron Cresswell (knee) and Cole Skuse (dead leg) - who have 101 appearances between them this season - will all be missing at Deepdale. Fringe player Anthony Wordsworth (illness) is also sidelined along with striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who sustained a hamstring injury on his Town debut in the initial 1-1 draw between the two sides. Academy trio Kyle Hammond, Byron Lawrence and Matt Clarke have been called into Mick McCarthy's travelling party for the tie, which will see winners meet Nottingham Forest in the fourth round.

Sheffield Wednesday v Macclesfield Town

Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery and latest signing Oguchi Onyewu are both ineligible for the FA Cup replay against Macclesfield. Lavery, who fired an impressive double in Wednesday's 6-0 thrashing of Leeds at the weekend after returning from his loan spell at Plymouth, and USA international defender Onyewu, were not registered with the club when the two sides drew 1-1 at Moss Rose in the original tie. Gray will recall on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez in place of Chris Kirkland, while winger Jermaine Johnson and midfield pair Jeremy Helan and Stephen McPhail are pushing for recalls. Michail Antonio, Giles Coke (both hamstring), Lewis Buxton (groin), Kamil Zayatte, Martin Taylor (both ankle) and Anthony Gardner (Achilles) all remain sidelined.

Macclesfield team news to follow

Watford v Bristol City

Ikechi Anya returns for Watford's FA Cup third-round replay at home to Bristol City. Wing-back Anya has not featured since Boxing Day due to a groin injury. Back-up goalkeeper Jonathan Bond is available again after illness but loanee Hector Bellerin has been denied permission to feature by parent club Arsenal, while January signings Alexander Merkel and Mathias Ranegie are also ineligible having completed their moves after the initial 1-1 draw with the Robins took place. However, Merkel would have been suspended in any case as he starts a three-match suspension, while Marco Cassetti (knee), Essaid Belkalem and Tommie Hoban (both ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Bristol City are hopeful defender Derrick Williams will be available to face Watford in their FA Cup third-round replay. Williams trained with his team-mates on Monday despite a tight hamstring and he will be assessed ahead of kick-off but he looks likely to feature against the Hornets. Robins boss Steve Cotterill says he will freshen his team up in two of three positions for the trip but Simon Gillett is not eligible to play at Vicarage Road despite being poised to extend his loan stay from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season. City know victory would tee up a fourth-round tie with Manchester City or Blackburn.

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