Third round team news

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Fleet wood Town v Le­ices­ter City High bury Sta­dium, to­day ,12.45 pm BBC1

Fleet wood will have to cope with­out new six-fig­ure sign­ing Pad dy Mad­den, who is cup-tied hav­ing al­ready fea­tured for his for­mer club S cu nth or pei na pre­vi­ous round. Jamie Var dy is a ma­jor doubt for Le­ices­ter’s trip to his for­mer club. The Eng­land for­ward is strug­gling with the groin in­jury he suf­fered at Liver­pool last week­end.

Odds: H19/4;A4/7D;3/1

Birm­ing­ham City v Bur­ton Al­bion St An­drew’ s Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Che Adams will not start for Birm­ing­hamde­spite re­cov­er­ing from his lat­est ham string prob­lem. The 21- year-old for­ward has bat­tled per­sis­tent ham string is­sues this term, so man­ager Steve C ot­ter ill is de­ter­mined to ease him back into ac­tion. Bur­ton boss Nigel C lo ugh will not make whole­sale changes to his team as he looks to main­tain mo­men­tum.

Odds: H 11/10; A 14/5; D 21/10

Bournemouth v Wi­gan Ath­letic Vi­tal­ity Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Bournemouth man­ager Ed­die Howe will bring in fresh faces. Ryan Fraser will be avail­able again af­ter sit­ting out the draw at Brighton on New Year’s Day with a ham string is­sue. Wig an could have for­ward Ryan Col clo ugh avail­able again af­ter five games out with a shoul­der in­jury. De­fender Alex Bruce could miss out.

Odds: H10/11;A29/10;D13/5

Carl is lev Sh­effield Wed­nes­day Brun­ton Park, to­day, 3pm

Carlisle striker Sam Cos­grove could re­tain his place af­ter sign­ing a new short-term deal to keep him at the club un­til the end of the sea­son. Wed­nes­day will be with­out de­fender Jack Hunt, who sus­tained a hip in­jury in last week’ s home de­feat to Bur­ton. Ire­land goal keeper Keir en West­wood re­mains a week away. Odds: H16/5;A17/20;D13/5

Ex­eter v West Brom St James Park, to­day ,3 pm

Ex­eter will make late call son Jay den Stock le ya nd Jor­dan Moore-Tay­lor. Oliver Burke, Al­lan Nyom and Boaz My hill could all fea­ture. Jonathan Leko may also travel af­ter re­turn­ing from his loan spell at Bris­tol City along with Kane Wil­son, who has spent the last five months on loan at Ex­eter. Odds: H17/4;A4/6;D11/4

Manch­ester City v Burn ley E ti had Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

City are still with­out cap­tain Vin­cent Ko mp any. The avail­abil­ity of play maker David Silva, who has missed four of the last six games for per­sonal rea­sons, is also un­clear. Burn le ya re ex­pected to be with­out mid­fielder Scott Ar field, who sus­tained a mi­nor ham­strings train on New Year’s Day. Odds: H 2/11; A 14/1; D 6/1

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons Loft us Road, to­day ,3 pm

Q PR win ger Jamie Mac ki eh as suf­fered a back in­jury which re­quires surgery and faces a cou­ple of months on the side­lines. De­fender Grant Hall is a doubt with the knee prob­lem . Dons de­fender Joe Walsh is avail­able again af­ter serv­ing a one-match ban but for­ward Os man Sow is still sus­pended. Odds: H 3/4; A 7/2; D 11/4

Wolves v Swansea Mol in eux, to­day ,3 pm

Wolves will again be with­out sus­pended cap­tain Danny Bat th as he serves the se­cond part of a three-match ban fol­low­ing his red card against Bris­tol City. Swansea goal­keeper Lukasz Fabi­an­ski will be res ted but Wil­fried Bony re­turns to the squad af­ter miss­ing four games with a ham­string prob­lem. Odds: H7/10;A17/4;D13/5

Nor­wich Ci­tyv Chelsea Car row Road, to­day ,5.30 pm BT Sport 2

David Luiz is set to play for only the se­cond time since Oc­to­ber when Chelsea head to Nor­folk. Luiz is fit again fol­low­ing a knee in­jury and af­ter los­ing his place to An­drea­sis likely to play as the Blues ro­tate their op­tions. Char ly Mu so nd a could also fea­ture.

Odds: H6/1;A4/9;D10/3

Tot ten ham v AFC Wim­ble­don Wem­b­ley, to­mor­row ,3 pm

Mauri­cio Po ch et ti no is ex­pected to ring the changes for Spurs, with Harry Kane, Chris­tian Erik sen and Jan V er tong hen all likely to be rested at We mb ley. Fer­nando L loren te, Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth are among those in con­tention to come in. Toby Alder­weireld re­mains out with a ham­string in­jury. Odds: H1/7;A18/1;D13/2

Mid­dles­brough v Sun­der­land River­side, to­day ,1 pm

Mid­dles­brough boss Tony Pulis is likely to make changes and has a full squad avail­able to him. Sun der land boss Chris Cole­man is fac­ing a far less pos­i­tive pic­ture on the fit­ness front. Dar­ron Gib­son could be side­lined for up to 10 weeks by a groin in­jury, while fel­low mid field­ers Paddy Mc­Nair( also groin) and Ai­den McGeady( calf) will be as­sessed, but are doubt­ful.

Odds: H 3/5; A 11/2; D 13/5

Black­burn Rovers v Hull City E wood Park, to­day ,3 pm

Black­burn will again be with­out striker Mar­cus An tons son with the Swede, on loan from Leeds, due to see a spe­cial­ist for scans. Hull goal keeper David Mar­shall will make his first start since May in place of first-choice Al­lan McGre­gor. Mid­fielder David Meyl er and striker Fraizer Camp­bell are ex­pected to fea­ture af­ter re­cently over­com­ing in­jury.

Odds: H23/20A;23/10D;23/10

Brent ford v Not ts County Griffin Park, to­day, 3pm

Alan Judge, who has been side lined since break­ing his leg in April 2016, will fi­nally make his come back for Brent ford. Dean Smith has con­firmed that he plans to give Judge some game time against his for­mer club. Judge was on the bench for two of Brent ford’ s games over Christ­mas but did not fig­ure in mid week.

Odds: H1/2;A5/1;D7/2

Coven­try City v Stoke City Ric oh Arena, to­day ,3 pm

Brighton loa­nee Jor­danslot into the Coven­try squad. Stoke’s Erik Pi­eters was forced off with a ham string is­sue against New­cas­tle and is un­likely to be fit to fea­ture at the Ric oh Arena. Sev­eral other play­ers have knocks but Mark Hughes has promised to name a strong team. Odds: H 4/11;8/11; D 3/5

Ful­hamv Southamp­ton C raven Cot­tage, to­day ,3 pm

Ful­ham winger Floyd Ayite is set to miss out af­ter he limped off with a sus­pected ham string in­jury dur­ing the 4-1 vic­tory over Ip­swich on Tues­day, but fel­low wide man Lu­cas Pi­a­zon is in line for his first start since Au­gust. Char­lie Austin has com­pleted a three-game ban but will con­tinue to be ab­sent due to a ham­string is­sue. Odds: H9/5;A11/8;D5/2

Mill­wall v Barns­ley The Den, to­day, 3pm

Mill wall man­ager Neil Har­ris is likely to make a hand­ful of changes for the match, with Aid en O’ Brien and Kris Tw ar dek among those hop­ing to start. Barn sley will once again be with­out in­jured de­fender Andy Y ia dom and winger Ryan Hedges. An­gus Mac­Don­ald could be in­line to make his re­turn. Odds: H10/11;A16/5;D12/5

Steven ag ev Read­ing Lam ex Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Steven age could hand a de­but to goal keeper Tom King. He joined Boro on loan from Mill­wall on Thurs­day and is el­i­gi­ble to fea­ture against the Roy­als. Mid­fielder Ter­ence Van coot en re­mains a doubt af­ter suf­fer­ing a fa­cial in­jury on St Stephen’ s Day which has kept him out of the last two games. Odds: H13/5;A1/1;D5/2

Wy comb ev Pre­ston North End Adams Park, to­day ,3 pm

Wy com be will give a late fit­ness test to mid­fielder Do­minic G ape, who suf­fered a thigh strain against For­est Green on New Year’ s Day. Billy Bod in could make his Pre­ston de­but, but fel­low new sign­ing Louis Moult’s bow will likely have to wait. Bod in was signed from Bris­tol Rover son Thurs­day. Odds: H29/10;A10/11;D5/2

New­port Coun­tyv Leeds United Rod­ney Pa­rade, to­mor­row ,12 pm BBC1 Wales

Vet­eran for­ward Paul Hayes could make a be­lated de­but for New­port. The for­mer Barn sley and Scun thorpe striker signed in Oc­to­ber but reg­is­tra­tion is­sues were not re­solved un­til this week. Leeds pair Ron­aldo Vie ira and Stu­art Dal­las could both re­turn to the start­ing line-up.

Odds: H10/3;A4/5;D13/5

Not­ting­ham For­est v Arse­nal City Ground, to­mor­row ,4 pm BT Sport 2

For­est will check on the fit­ness of Ire­land in­ter na­tion la Daryl Mur­phy. The seven-goal striker missed the goal less draw at Leeds on New Year’ s Day with a knock sus­tained dur­ing the de­feat to Sun der land. Ar se ne Wen ger has stated that he will ro­tate some of his play­ers. Odds: H 9/2; A 4/7; D 16/5

As­ton Villa v Peter­bor­ough Utd Villa Park, to­day ,3 pm

John Terry will start for Villa af­ter miss­ing the last 10 games, but Ire­land striker Scott Ho­gan will miss out with an an­kle is­sue. Villa boss Steve Bruce has pledged to blood a clutch of young­sters in a bid to keep his squad fresh. Vis­i­tors Pe­ter bor­ough will have goal keeper Jonathan Bond avail­able af­ter he re­newed his loan from Read­ing.

Odds: H 14/5; A 23/10; D 10/11

Bolton v Hud­der­s­field Town Mac ron Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Bolton are with­out mid field­ers Karl Henry and Dar­ren Pr at le ya ft er the pair were in­jured on Mon­day. New sign­ing Ter­ence Kon­golo will be in the squad for Hud­der­s­field af­ter join­ing on loan from Monaco this week. Mid­fielder Philip Billing could re­turn af­ter nearly three months out while Jon Gorenc Stankovic has re­turned to train­ing af­ter a long-term knee in­jury.

Odds: H23/10;A5/4;D11/5

Cardiff Ci­tyv Mans­field Town Cardiff City Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Cardiff are short on num­bers, with Lee P el tier ruled out for a month and Matthew Connolly out for a sim­i­lar length of time. Danny Rose could re­turn to the Mans­field squad af­ter miss­ing the win over Carl isle on Mon­day with a hip in­jury. Cap­tain Z an der Di­a­mond also missed that match.

Odds: H 3/5; A 19/4; D 29/10

Don cast erv Roch dale Keep mo at Sta­dium, to­day ,3 pm

Don cast er ap­pear to have re­cov­ered from a virus which swept through their squad over Christ­mas. Joe Raf­ferty has missed the last two games through in­jury and is a ma­jor doubt for Rochdale, who have not won in six games since pro­gress­ing past Slough in round two. Striker Steve Davies was forced off against Don cast er Odds: H1/1;A13/5;D13/5

Ip­swich Town v Sh­effield United Port man Road, to­day ,3 pm

Ip­swich could hand a de­but to new sign­ing Aaron Dr in an. The Ir­ish teenager has been train­ing with the Cham­pi­onship side since Oc­to­ber and com­pleted his per­ma­nent move for an undis­closed fee from Wa­ter ford on Thurs­day. Sh­effield United de­fender Jake Wright could start with Chris Wild er ex­pected to make changes. Odds: H9/4;A6/5;D23/10

New­cas­tle United v Lu­ton Town St James’ Park, to­day ,3 pm

Chan­cel Mb em ba is out for New­cas­tle af­ter suf­fer­ing a knee prob­lem in train­ing while Ire­land’ keeper Rob El­liot is still out with a thigh prob­lem. Alan She eh an be­gins a three-game ban for Lu ton fol­low­ing his send­ing-off on New Year’s Day, while fel­low cen­tre- back Scott Cu th bert is ex­pected to miss a fur­ther four weeks. Odds: H1/2;A5/1;D7/2

Wat ford v Bris­tol City Vicarage Road, to­day ,3 pm

Troy Dee ney should re­turn for Wat­ford af­ter serv­ing a four-match sus­pen­sion. The striker has com­plet­ed­his ban for a red card against Hud­der­s­field, and is ex­pected to re­turn to the Hor­nets’ squad. Lee John­son will rest sev­eral reg­u­lars ahead of Tues­day’ s League Cup semi-fi­nal at Manch­ester City. Odds: H4/9;A6/1;D7/2

Yeovil Town v Brad ford City Hui sh Park, to­day ,3 pm

Yeovil will be with­out de­fender Omar So wu nm ia nd mid­fielder Con nor Smith af­ter they were sent off in the 2-1 home de­feat to Craw­ley on New Year’ s Day. Brad­ford quar­tet Ty re ll Robin­son, Adam Thomp­son, Matthew Ki lg all on and Do­minic Pole on will all re­turn to the squad. Odds: H17/4;A4/6;D11/4

Shrews bury v West Ham MW Meadow, to­mor­row ,2 pm BBC 1

Joe Hart re­turns to face the club where he be­gan his ca­reer. The Eng­land goal keeper is ex­pected to get a run-out ahead of cur­rent Ham­mers first choice Adrian. Marko Ar­nau­tovic, Mic hail An­to­nio and Aaron Cress well are un­likely to be risked by West Ham man­ager David Mo yes.

Odds: H 3/1; A 10/11; D 5/2

Brighton v Crys­tal Palace Am ex Sta­dium, Mon­day ,7.45 pm BT Sport 2

Brighton boss Chris Hugh ton has no fresh se­lec­tion prob­lems ahead of Mon­day’ s clash with Palace. Steve Sid well, re­mains Al­bion’ s only ab­sen­tee due to a back in­jury. Roy Hod gs on will be with­out Ja­son Pun­cheon and Scott D ann who were in­jured last week­end. Odds: H13/8;A9/5;D21/10

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