FA Cup quarter-final

White Hart Lane

Saturday, March 17. Kick-off: 1730

TEAM NEWS

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor may miss out with a hamstring injury, while Aaron Lennon remains a doubt with a similar complaint.

Rafael van der Vaart, Louis Saha and Jake Livermore could be handed recalls, while Michael Dawson is out for the rest of the season after he injured his ankle against Stevenage.

For Bolton, Chris Eagles is nursing a hamstring problem and young striker Marvin Sordell is cup-tied following his January move from Watford.

Marcos Alonso has come through two reserve games and could feature for the first time in three months.

 

Bale targets FA Cup glory



 

Gareth Bale hopes Tottenham can overcome a Premier League hangover by securing a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Spurs have lost their last three league fixtures, but know that victory on Saturday evening against Bolton will see the north London club into the last four of the cup for the first time since 2010.

There is also the extra incentive of the semi-final being played at Wembley, should Spurs need any other reason to go all out for victory against the Trotters.

And Bale is desperate to help his side progress into the next round, and believes they have the ability to do so, should they hit their straps tomorrow.

"It's a massive game for us. We know our league form hasn't been great of late, but the FA Cup is a different competition and, being at home, we've got a great chance to get to the semi-finals," the Welsh winger said, according to skysports.com.

"We know it's not going to be an easy game. It's going to be hard work - it's a cup tie. We'll just go out there, give it 100%, play our best football and hopefully we can be in the semi-final."

He added: "The teams we've come up against have made it difficult for us. We've got through on merit at the end of the day, and to play Bolton will be a difficult test, and one we're ready for.

"Any silverware is important and the FA Cup is a massive trophy in England and something we want to do well in."

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