Bolton v York

Last updated : 07 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is planning to field some of his squad players for the FA Cup third round tie against York.Winger Martin Petrov, striker Robbie Blake and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan are likely to start, as could Tamir Cohen who has been on compassionate leave.

York have striker Jamie Reed available following his move from Bangor City.

Striker Ashley Chambers has extended his loan from Leicester until the end of the season and will play but midfielder Andre Boucaud is cup-tied.

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The tie in context

• This is the only Premier League against non league tie in the third round.

• York City are one of three non league survivors.

Gulf in class

• The Blue Square Bet Premier club are 98 places lower than Bolton in the pyramid system.


• It's almost two decades since these clubs last met; Bolton beat York 4-3 on aggregate in the first round of the League Cup in August 1991.

• York last beat the Trotters in May 1987, prevailing 2-1 at home in the old third Division.

FA Cup records and best performances

• These clubs have drawn to meet each other three times previously in the FA Cup, between 1951 and 1971. York progressed at one occasion and Bolton twice, once after a replay.

• The club playing at home kept a clean sheet in all four matches.

The clubs


Current form

• Won one of four.

• Looking for a seventh successive home game without defeat.

• Liverpool were the last club to win the Reebok; 1-0 on 31 October.

FA Cup form

• Defeat would see the Trotters exiting at the third round stage for the third time in four years.

• The four times winners, who last lifted the trophy in 1958, have not been knocked out by a non-league club in 90 years.

• Chesterfield were in the Midland League when they won the first round tie 2-0 at Bolton's Burnden Park in January 1911.


Current form

• Played only one game in the last month, winning 3-0, away to Gateshead.

• Lost one of nine.

FA Cup form

• Giant killers in 1985, when Arsenal were beaten in the fourth round at Bootham Crescent, courtesy of Keith Houchen's penalty.

• Making back-to-back appearances in the third round. The defeat to Stoke at this stage 12 months ago was the first time they had reached this far in eight years.

• Semi-finalists in 1955, as a third level league club.

• Knocked out Crewe last season.

Replay date

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Kick off: 1945 GMT)

Match officials

Referee: Keith Hill (Hertfordshire)

Assistant referees: Mick McDonough and Paul Thompson

Fourth official: David Webb

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport