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James McCarthy fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Jordi Gomez takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Wheater.
The ball is swung over by Paul Robinson, save made by Michael Pollitt.
The ball is sent over by Stuart Holden, Michael Pollitt makes a save.
Samuel Ricketts crosses the ball, Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Johan Elmander. Robbie Blake produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Kevin Davies from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Davies, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Paul Robinson misses to the left of the goal.
The referee cautions Stuart Holden for unsporting behaviour. Stuart Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jordi Gomez on Zat Knight, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Blake from the right by-line, Effort from inside the area by David Wheater misses to the right of the goal.
Rodrigo Moreno takes a shot. Adrian Lopez gets a block in.
The referee penalises Ben Watson for handball. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.
Franco Di Santo is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Rodrigo Moreno, blocked by Emmerson Boyce.
The ball is sent over by Robbie Blake, clearance by Adrian Lopez.
Emmerson Boyce goes into the book for time wasting.
Rodrigo Moreno takes a shot. Save made by Michael Pollitt.
Stuart Holden comes on in place of Fabrice Muamba.
Franco Di Santo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Victor Moses. James McCarthy joins the action as a substitute, replacing James McArthur. Unfair challenge on Rodrigo Moreno by James McArthur results in a free kick. Robbie Blake has an effort direct from the free kick.
Shot from 20 yards by Johan Elmander. Blocked by Adrian Lopez.
Rodrigo Moreno produces a cross, James McArthur manages to make a clearance.
Jordi Gomez produces a cross, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Robbie Blake.
Robbie Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamed Diame.
Unfair challenge on James McArthur by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
Kevin Davies fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Davies takes the free kick.
Samuel Ricketts shown a yellow card. James McArthur receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Rodrigo Moreno replaces Matthew Taylor. Robbie Blake replaces Martin Petrov. Samuel Ricketts concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson, clearance made by David Wheater. Shot by Callum McManaman from 18 yards. James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabrice Muamba. Blocked by Paul Robinson. Fabrice Muamba takes the direct free kick.
Foul by James McArthur on Mark Davies, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Samuel Ricketts on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Ben Watson has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Paul Robinson.
Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
David Wheater is shown a yellow card. David Wheater is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Watson shoots direct from the free kick, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Diame fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. The referee blows for offside. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Taylor fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Martin Petrov takes a shot. Michael Pollitt makes a save.
Matthew Taylor sends in a cross, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.
Johan Elmander takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, Jordi Gomez takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
The offside flag is raised against Johan Elmander. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov played to the near post.
Effort from inside the area by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the goal.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.
Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Johan Elmander makes a clearance.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson. Johan Elmander fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Foul by Mark Davies on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick. Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Davies on Victor Moses. Jordi Gomez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Davies takes a shot. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
Victor Moses produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Victor Moses takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in. Ben Watson decides to take a short corner. Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Adrian Lopez fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Samuel Ricketts, clearance made by Adrian Lopez.
Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Adrian Lopez makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Samuel Ricketts. The ball is swung over by Samuel Ricketts, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Johan Elmander from 12 yards. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
Shot by Victor Moses from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Taylor.
Coyle set to shuffle pack
Bolton manager Owen Coyle has indicated he will freshen things up for the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Wigan.
Coyle could hand a debut to former Middlesbrough defender David Wheater while striker Ivan Klasnic may come into contention after a groin injury.
Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is set to be recalled to the cup team after his fine display in the third-round victory against non-league York, and that applies to Spanish forward Rodrigo Moreno as well.
Coyle is convinced Bolton will regain that winning mentality sooner rather than later.
Four defeats in six Barclays Premier League games have seen his side tumble into the bottom half of the Barclays Premier League table after a bright start to the campaign.
The latest setback came on Monday with a 4-0 trouncing by Chelsea at the Reebok Stadium and Coyle is looking for his team to cut out the errors when they switch to FA Cup business against Wigan.
"We have to get back to what we are good at. That is working hard on the training ground, getting a smile on our face and going and showing our quality," said the Bolton boss.
"We did not play badly against Chelsea. What happened was that every mistake we made we was severely punished.
"It is about the players believing and trusting in what they have done all season. We are not hiding behind anything - we have lost a few games we shouldn't have.
"So the only way to do that is work hard and look to get to your maximum on the pitch. If we do that we will start picking up wins again and that is just around the corner."
Coyle has an abiding affection for the FA Cup going back to 1993 when he joined Bolton's front line and they reached the last eight.
He recalled: "We had a terrific run and lost to Oldham 1-0 at Burnden Park in the quarter-finals. We were probably the better team on the day.
"We could have easily been out in the first round, though, as we were 1-0 down to Gretna with three minutes to go. One of our strikers managed to score two - that's right... it was me!
"We went on to beat Lincoln, then Premier League teams - Everton, Arsenal, who were the holders, and Aston Villa.
"We were a Championship club at the time. But forget the memories, let's try to create some new ones."
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez played a much-changed side for the third-round win over Hull and will do the same at the Reebok Stadium, with striker Callum McManaman set to be given another chance along with fellow youngsters Jordan Mustoe, Jordan Robinson and Daniel Redmond.
James McCarthy and Franco Di Santo will be given a weekend off after their recent returns from injury but Gary Caldwell is available again after suspension.
"The FA Cup is a great competition and we always want to progress," explained Martinez. "We had a very positive experience in the third round and now is a unique opportunity to use this cup competition to bring players into the squad.
"It's a very busy period once more, four games in 14 days, and we need to get through this period with no injuries and making sure that everyone is refreshed and ready going into the last third of the league.
"It's a welcome distraction, it's a great game, a local derby. It's a great opportunity for certain players to show how close they are to the first team.
"We need to give them chances and I think games like we saw in the third round, it's down to the youngsters to take their opportunity.
"They did that, they got us into the fourth round, and now is another great opportunity to carry on showing the good football and the good work they've been doing behind the signs."
Wigan will hope the FA Cup can provide a much-needed boost in confidence after a run of six games without a win in the Barclays Premier League, which has left them in the bottom three.
Martinez urged the club's fans to be patient, saying: "In any football team, everything you do is to win football games and at the moment we are disappointed with our results. But it's important you don't lose your focus and the manner in which you want to win football games.
"The fans know we are not far away. You need a little bit of luck to trigger that confidence and allow the good things you're doing on the football pitch to be reflected in the scoreline."
Battling Wigan earn cup replay
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez saw his side shrug off their poor league form and force an FA Cup fourth-round replay at the Reebok Stadium as they held Bolton to a 0-0 draw.
Martinez made eight changes to the team that lost at Aston Villa, and his young players did him proud.
In fact, veteran goalkeeper Mike Pollitt had a quiet afternoon as Bolton again struggled to test the opposition defence.
Former Middlesbrough defender David Wheater made his debut for Bolton, replacing Gary Cahill, who was on the bench. Wheater partnered Zat Knight at the back.
He was one of three changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Chelsea, with Sam Ricketts and Mark Davies recalled.
Wigan showed little resemblance to the team that went down at home to Villa. Only Emmerson Boyce, Maynor Figueroa and James McArthur retained their places, with Pollitt in goal as on-loan Ali Al Habsi was not allowed to face his parent club.
Bolton almost made the perfect start when Kevin Davies flicked the ball on to Johan Elmander, but his effort was diverted over the crossbar.
Wigan again found themselves on the back foot and Matt Taylor tried to pick out Martin Petrov at the back post, but he put too much weight on the pass.
The visitors responded and Victor Moses skipped around goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, only to send his shot into the side netting.
In the 11th minute, Moses got on the end of a ball from Jordi Gomez but strayed marginally offside.
Then five minutes later, Moses again found space but his effort was deflected to safety by Wheater.
Callum McManaman got on the end of a cross from Moses in the 23rd minute and Paul Robinson was on hand to clear his lines.
Gomez tried his luck from 25 yards in the 28th minute but Jaaskelainen got down quickly to make the block and keep his side on level terms.
Four minutes later, Bolton surged forward and Elmander released Petrov but the former Manchester City winger sent his effort wide of the post.
Bolton had some momentum now and Petrov rattled in a shot in the 35th minute but Ben Watson was perfectly positioned to make the block.
Two minutes before the break, Watson took a free-kick that was well delivered but again Jaaskelainen came to Bolton's rescue by clearing with his legs.
Wheater marked his debut by being booked for a needless handball three minutes into the second half. He then began to play with fire, bringing down Diame. Watson took the free-kick and hit it sweet and true, only for Jaaskelainen to save at his near post.
Wigan were looking good on the counter-attack and McManaman rattled in a shot a minute later that was blocked by Davies.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle then brought on Rodrigo Moreno and Robbie Blake in the 62nd minute for Taylor and Petrov. However, it was Wigan who stepped up the pace, as McManaman found space down the right and delivered the ball into the area. Moses was off balance and attempted an overhead kick that failed to make contact.
Blake was quickly into the action and saw his shot blocked before play switched back down the other end and Wheater was on hand to divert a shot from Moses to safety.
Wigan came close to taking the lead when a shot from McManaman was superbly turned away by Jaaskelainen in the 75th minute after a slight deflection.
Bolton hit back and substitute Stuart Holden sent Rodrigo clear and he delivered a cross that was turned away at the back post with Blake on hand to take advantage of any mistake.
A minute later, Wheater squandered a glorious chance giving Bolton the lead when he stabbed a shot wide of the post.
Jaaskelainen was again called on to save Bolton turning away an inswinging free kick from Gomez as the game finished level.
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