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FA Cup Third Round Replays: Match Previews

Macclesfield will aim for a cup shock at Bolton tonight (©GettyImages)
Macclesfield will aim for a cup shock at Bolton tonight (©GettyImages).

Tonight's fixture list sees four FA Cup third round replays take place after the fifth, between Wrexham v Brighton, was called off due to a frozen pitch at the Racecourse Ground.

Bolton v Macclesfield

Premier League strugglers Bolton Wanderers will host Macclesfield Town at the Reebok Stadium for the second time this season after the Carling Cup tie earlier in the campaign.

Gary Simpson's Silkmen will attempt to inflict a cup upset on Owen Coyle's men, who must do without Gary Cahill for the first time following his transfer to Chelsea yesterday.

Bolton will be favourites, but Adam Bogdan will again have to deputise for the injured Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Macclesfield have doubts over striker George Donnelly, who was injured in the weekend game with Torquay, but manager Simpson could hand a start to recent signing Ben Mills, who impressed at Plainmoor.

Leicester v Nottingham Forest

Nigel Pearson could make wholesale changes to his squad with Jeffrey Schlupp a doubt and defenders Sol Bamba and John Pantsil away on African Cup of Nations duty.

For Forest, Luke Chambers begins a three-game ban and misses the game, so Guy Moussi may drop into defence. Wes Morgan, Ishmael Miller and Chris Cohen still remain sidelined.

Millwall v Dagenham & Redbridge

Both Alan Dunne and Shane Lowry will be missing for Kenny Jackett's Lions after the pair got sent-off in the weekend league defeat to Birmingham.

Darius Henderson could return to the squad after hamstring and hip problems kept the striker out of the last two games.

Dagenham will be without the ineligible trio of Cristian Montano, Exodus Geohaghon and Adam Cunnington for the East London affair.

QPR v MK Dons

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