Wanderers hit by injuries ahead of FA Cup replay

Bolton's Craig Davies
Bolton's Craig Davies
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Bolton’s squad is depleted by injuries for their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Liverpool at the Macron Stadium on Wednesday.

Craig Davies is the only one of Bolton’s injured players who has a chance of featuring, with Darren Pratley’s hamstring tear seeing him join the likes of Adam Bogdan, Emile Heskey, Marc Tierney, Mark Davies and Max Clayton on the sidelines.

Only players registered prior to the original tie are eligible so Trotters boss Neil Lennon is unable to call on new signings Ben Amos, Adam Le Fondre, Rochinha, Barry Bannan, Simeon Slavchev, Filip Twardzik or Saidy Janko.

Provisional squad: Lonergan, McNaughton, Dervite, Mills, Ream, Feeney, Danns, Moxey, Wheater, Hall, Trotter, Spearing, Vela, Gudjohnsen, Davies, Fitzsimons, Clough.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is fully fit for the FA Cup fourth round replay at Bolton after sitting out the weekend with a tight hamstring.

Striker Daniel Sturridge, who scored in a 22-minute substitute appearance against West Ham on Saturday after a five-month lay-off, is likely to be on the bench against one of his former clubs.

Some fringe players could get a rare start as manager Brendan Rodgers, with a Merseyside derby to come, looks to give some of his first-choice stars a much-needed rest as he did in the original meeting.