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Short corner worked by Chris Eagles.
Samuel Ricketts produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Mark Davies goes off and Darren Pratley comes on.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.
Hamer Bouazza takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Ngog manages to make a clearance.
(Millwall) makes a substitution, with James Henry coming on for Harry Kane.
Foul by Scott Barron on Tuncay Sanli, free kick awarded. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Hamer Bouazza.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Ngog by Paul Robinson. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.
Liam Feeney goes off and Hamer Bouazza comes on.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney, save by Adam Bogdan.
Liam Trotter takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.
Foul by Alan Dunne on Ryo Miyaichi, free kick awarded. Alan Dunne shown a yellow card. Samuel Ricketts crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Josh Wright.
Samuel Ricketts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Feeney. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Trotter. Booking for Mark Davies for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.
David Ngog scores a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Millwall 0-2 Bolton.Tuncay Sanli provided the assist for the goal.
Josh Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Smith.
Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Trotter. Steve Mildenhall takes the indirect free kick.
Scott Barron takes a shot.
David Ngog challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Kane takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Barron, Paul Robinson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
David Ngog is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Barron, clearance made by David Wheater.
Unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. Nigel Reo-Coker receives a yellow card. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Feeney takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.
Shane Lowry concedes a free kick for a foul on David Ngog. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, save made by Steve Mildenhall.
Liam Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ngog. Liam Feeney is shown a yellow card. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Feeney, Ryo Miyaichi manages to make a clearance.
Shane Lowry fouled by David Ngog, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.
Fabrice Muamba fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
Unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by David Ngog results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
Centre by Andrew Keogh.
Ryo Miyaichi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Dunne. Jack Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Barron, save by Adam Bogdan.
David Ngog challenges Shane Lowry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Smith.
Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.
Shot from just outside the box by Ryo Miyaichi goes over the crossbar.
Close range strike by Fabrice Muamba goes over the bar.
Harry Kane is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by David Wheater.
Andrew Keogh takes a short corner.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney from the right by-line.
Scott Barron takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Samuel Ricketts.
Liam Trotter takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Davies.
The official flags Ryo Miyaichi offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.
Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.
Liam Feeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Ricketts. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by David Ngog. Shane Lowry takes the direct free kick.
Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ngog. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts. Ryo Miyaichi scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-1 Bolton.Assist by Samuel Ricketts.
Jackett relishes Premier test
Kenny Jackett is relishing the chance to play against Barclays Premier League opposition as his Millwall side host Bolton in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.
Both teams will get the chance to put their poor standings in their respective divisions to one side when they meet at the Den.
The Lions are hovering just six points and two places above the npower Championship relegation zone, while Owen Coyle's men are second bottom of the Premier League.
Yet Millwall made a mockery of their position when they claimed a 3-2 victory at Championship promotion-chasers Southampton to set up a clash with the Trotters.
Jackett is fully aware of the problems Bolton will cause although he hopes having home advantage will ultimately count in Millwall's favour.
"I see it as a fantastic opportunity for our players to pit their wits against Premier League players and an established Premier League side for quite a number of years," Jackett told the club's official website.
"I have a huge amount of respect for their manager Owen Coyle, who's done a fantastic job at every club he's been at.
"We know it'll be a tough game and it's one we're looking forward to.
"And if the players perform, if the players start well, if the players play with quality and passion, then the supporters will make it a fantastic atmosphere and the Den is a cracking atmosphere when there's a big game and also when we're the underdogs."
Millwall, who required replays to get past both Dagenham and Southampton in the previous rounds, have not beaten a top-flight club in the competition since 1995.
They suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to then-Premier League outfit Birmingham at the fourth-round stage last year and Jackett has called on his players not to fall into the same traps.
"We had one or two chances early on but Birmingham got the first goal and went from strength to strength," he said.
"We have to learn from that particular game."
The 2004 finalists go into tomorrow unbeaten in three matches in all competitions and on the back of a solid midweek performance in a 2-2 draw at play-off hopefuls Brighton, who rescued a point thanks to Kazenga LuaLua's 88th-minute strike.
Jackett has seen an improvement in his team's performances since they were beaten by Watford on January 31, and the former Swansea boss is keen to see that continue against Bolton.
"The last few games since the Watford game, we've had good performances and played very well after that poor night and we want to continue that," he added.
"We don't want to be inconsistent, we want to make sure we keep building up and playing well.
"Part of it is our flow and our structure as a side to make sure that we keep progressing."
Millwall came through Tuesday's clash on the south coast unscathed, although midfielders Tamika Mkandawire (knee) and Therry Racon (ankle) are set to remain in the treatment room.
Andy Keogh and Liam Feeney both marked their promotions to the first team with goals against Brighton and are likely to retain their places against the Trotters.
Coyle is a firm believer in the beneficial impact a cup run can have upon a team's league campaign.
Some would argue that Coyle's side need complete focus upon their top-flight survival bid and could do without the match, but it is a view the Scot does not share.
He took four-time FA Cup winners Bolton to the semi-finals of the competition last season and when they lined up for their final-four clash with Stoke, their league form had been such that they were comfortably placed in the top half.
That form then began to falter after they were ousted by the Potters in a crushing 5-0 defeat - they eventually finished 14th - and as far as Coyle is concerned, cup progress should not be seen as a troublesome distraction from league fixtures, but rather as a useful means of boosting confidence for them.
"The FA Cup is the best cup competition in world football - if anybody thinks otherwise, I would take issue with that," Coyle said. "We have a tremendous history and tradition and a lot of it involves the FA Cup.
"We want to go as far as we can and if you can win games in football, it is certainly never a distraction. What it does is breed confidence and give everybody a lift, and that is why we are looking forward to this game."
Ryo wings in to send Bolton through
On-loan teenager Ryo Miyaichi starred as Bolton enjoyed the distraction of a 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over Millwall at the New Den.
The 19-year-old winger opened the scoring early on before a long-range effort from David Ngog in the second half wrapped up a simple win for Owen Coyle's side.
Miyaichi latched onto a quick free-kick from Sam Ricketts in the fourth minute and held off the challenge of Alan Dunne before finishing with great composure past the returning Steve Mildenhall in the Millwall goal.
Fabrice Muamba and Ngog also had good chances as the visitors dominated large swathes of the first half with Millwall only flickering into life as an attacking side on rare occasions.
The Lions' worked their way into the game as they started to enjoy more possession than in the opening exchanges but they still could not create any clear-cut chances.
Bolton seemed happy to knock the ball around in midfield as captain Nigel Reo-Coker and Mark Davies looked in complete control.
There were muted appeals for a Millwall penalty after 33 minutes when Andy Keogh went down in the box under pressure from David Wheater but referee Kevin Friend was uninterested.
Friend then infuriated the home fans when he cautioned Liam Feeney for a challenge on Ngog, who himself had earlier escaped punishment for two fouls in the Millwall half.
The hosts' came closest to a first-half equaliser when Feeney's cross was turned over his own crossbar by Gretar Steinsson as the Iceland international sliced his attempted clearance.
Bolton came out in the second half intent on retaining possession and making things difficult for the hosts but it was the Championship club who had the first decent chance.
Robinson met Scott Barron's 49th-minute corner with a header but did not make sufficient contact and the ball sailed wide.
Millwall seemed to garner some self-belief from that effort and began to play some decent, attacking football themselves with only the finish lacking from Feeney after an intricate 54th-minute move.
The step-up in tempo from Millwall proved to be in vain as Ngog doubled Bolton's lead just before the hour with their first effort of the second half.
Robinson's poor clearance was collected by Tuncay, who fed Ngog and the former Liverpool forward's shot from 25 yards beat Mildenhall, who could only get a hand to it.
Ream, who looked assured at centre-back alongside Wheater, then had his first uncertain moment of the game as he was charged down by Henderson but the 24-year-old January acquisition from New York Red Bulls managed to clear.
The second goal appeared to take the wind out of the Millwall sails and both sides began to waste possession although Liam Trotter's long-range effort did sting the palms of Bogdan in the 68th minute.
Bogdan then made a point-blank save from Harry Kane as the rain started to lash down, making conditions difficult.
Keogh then came close to connecting with a deep cross as Millwall chased a goal to set up a tense final 15 minutes.
Miyaichi, who had visibly tired during the second period, was replaced by Eagles as Coyle looked to freshen up his side.
Bolton reverted back to their game plan of holding onto possession in midfield and were starting to look comfortable as their lower-league opponents began to flag.
When Bolton decided to press they again cut through the defence as Ricketts powered to the edge of the box before shooting wide of Mildenhall's far post.
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