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Cheltenham v Everton

06 Jan 2013 17:06:15

Cheltenham v Everton

FA Cup third round Venue: Whaddon Road Date: Monday, 7 January Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (0) Match Stats Possession 50 50 Shots 0 0 On target 0 0 Corners 0 0 Fouls 0 0 TEAM NEWS Cheltenham have an injury doubt over midfielder Darren Carter who is struggling to be fit after a knock. Striker Chris Zebroski left the club during the week, but manager Mark Yates can call upon the rest of his squad. Everton will be without midfielder Darron Gibson who has a thigh strain and full-back Tony Hibbert who has a calf injury. The Toffees are otherwise fully fit and manager David Moyes may opt to give a start to his fringe players. MATCH FACTS Head to head ? This is the first meeting between these clubs. Cheltenham Town ? Cheltenham are making their third appearance in the third round in five seasons, but have only qualified for round four once in the last 10 years (2006). ? This is the third time out of three in this season's competition that Mark Yates's League Two club have been drawn at home. ? The Robins, who made a club record appearance in the last 16 in 2002, have lost on all three previous occasions they've come up against top-flight clubs - Fulham (third round, 2004), Newcastle (fourth round, 2006) and Tottenham (third round, last season). Everton ? Everton go into the weekend 67 places higher than their Gloucestershire opponents in the league standings, and are hoping to avoid a third-round defeat to lower league opposition, last suffered in 2008, when League One Oldham won 1-0 at Goodison Park. ? The Toffees, who were FA Cup runners-up in 2009 and semi-finalists last year, were last eliminated by a fourth-tier club in 2003 when Shrewsbury beat them in the third round, the Shrews going on to be relegated from the Football League in the same season. ? Joe Royle was at the helm when Everton won the cup for the fifth and most recent time in 1995. Royle was the most recent English manager to lift the trophy until Harry Redknapp did it with Portsmouth in 2008.


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