English FA Cup Third round team news

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AFCBournemouth vB right on& Hove Al­bion (To­day,12.30pm)

Bournemouth man­ager Ed­die Howe has con­firmed he will ro­tate his side for this tie fol­low­ing the mid week 3-3 draw against Wat ford. Brighton are sweat­ing on the fit­ness of Bernardo. The mid­fielder went off dur­inghisside’s2-2PremierLeague draw at West Ham on Wednesday with a ham string in­jury and will be assessed.

Sh­effield Wednesday vLu­tonTown (To­day,12.30pm)

Lee Bull en takes charge of a fifth game as Wednesday’ s care­taker man­ager and his aim will be to main­tain the un­beaten run that has re­turned some pos­i­tiv­ity fol­low­ing last month’ s sac king of J os Luhu kay. Vic­tory will not be easy against op­po­nents who sit sec­ond in League One and are the di­vi­sion’ s top scor­ers with­49­goals.

WestHamUnited vBirm­ing­hamCity (To­day,12.30pm)

Sa mir Na sri is set to make his West Ham de­but against Birm­ing­ham af­ter join­ing on a free trans­fer on New Year’ s Eve. Andy Car­roll, whose fu­ture re­mains un­cer­tain as he turns 30 to­mor­row and only has a con­tract un­til the end of the sea­son, should start in at­tack while young­sters Grady Di an ga na and X an de Silva will be in con­tention.

Bolton Wan der ersvWa ls all (To­day,3pm)

A Chris­tian Do id ge, Re mi Matthew sand Gary O’ Neil could all be miss­ing for Bolton due to a reg­is­tra­tionem­bargo. Such an out­come would serve as a fur­ther re­minder of the trou­bles be­ing en­dured by the four-time FA Cup win­ners. They will hope for some re spite against op­po­nents who sit 15 thin League One.

Derby County vS out hamp­ton (To­day,3pm)

■Southamp­ton man­ager Ralph Has en hut tl know she must strike the right bal­ance be­tween pur­su­ing progress in the FA Cup and fight­ing for Premier League sur­vival. Has en hut tl, who ac­cept she is per­form­ing a jug­gling act with his squad, con­firmed he will make changes for the game at Cham­pi­onship pro­mo­tion-hope­fuls Der­byCounty.

Gil ling hamv Cardiff City (To­day,3pm)

■Neil Warnock has told his Cardiff squad not to be­come an“FA Cup head­line” at Gil ling ham. Cardiff have be­come ac­cus­tomed to play­ing the role of Premier League un­der dogs this sea­son fol­low­ing their pro­mo­tion to the top flight. But they take on the man­tle of FA Cup gi­ants when they make a third-round trip to League One side Gil ling ham.

Bris­tol Ci­tyv Hud­der­s­field Town (To­day,5.30pm)

On the face of it, this Cup tie is the last thing Hud­der­s­field need right now but David Wag­ner has taken the op­po­site view and spo­ken about a chance to get“this win­ning feel­ing back ”. Novem­ber was the last time the Premier League’ s bot­tom club en­joyed that ex­pe­ri­ence. Bris­tol City, who are un­beaten in eight matches, will be awk­ward op­po­nents.

Nor­wich City vP or ts mouth (To­day,5.30pm)

■Nor­wich come into this one cur­rently sec­ond in the Cham­pi­onshipand with pro­mo­tion on their minds de­spite four dropped points in the last two games and a host of in­juries–Mo ritz Lei tn er, E mi Bu end ia, Alex T et tey, Marc oS tie per mann and Jam al Lewis are all ex­pected to sit out. League One lead­ers Portsmouth will­fan­cyanupset.

Mill wallv Hull City (To­mor­row,2pm)

■Mill wall de­fender Shaun Hutchin­son will miss this all-Cham­pi­onship­tie af­ter a freak ac­ci­dent in which he ga shed his leg putting out the bins. The home side will have to do with­out him while vis­i­tors Hull have ab­sen­tees of their own in Fra­zier Camp­bell–who­hasa­ham­string prob­lem–and Jack­son Irvine who is away on in­ter­na­tional duty.

Sh­effield United vB ar net (To­mor­row,2pm)

■Sh­effield United come into this one off the back of three wins in a row and well-placed in the Cham­pi­onship to con­tinue their push for the Premier League. To help them do that they are re­port­edly look­ing to sign Shane Long on loan and, with fifth-tier Bar net likely to cause lit­tle trou­ble to­mor­row, the Ir­ish striker may well get a cup run out of the po­ten­tial move.

Burn­leyvBarns­ley (To­day,12.30pm)

Sean Dy che has warned Burn ley their new-found mo­men­tum will count for lit­tle in this meet­ing with Barn sley if they do not main­tain their stan­dards.Back-to-back­Premier League wins have lifted them out of the bot­tom three and seen spir­its so ar as they pre­pare for the League One side’ s trip to Turf Mo or. They will be with­out the sus­pended Rob­bie Brady fol­low­ing his red card in mid­week.

Shrews bury Town vS toke City (To­day,12.30pm)

Shrews bury have im­proved since win­ning once in 13 matches in all com­pe­ti­tion sat the be­gin­ning of the sea­son and Stoke will beat est of just how much bet­ter the go­ing is at the Meadow. Stoke’ sf ir st sea­son back in the Cham­pi­onship is not go­ing ac­cord­ing to plan. Gary Row et tis un­der pres­sure and has said his fo­cus is on win­ning. Stoke have the qual­ity but will miss Ryan Shaw cross.

A cc ring ton Stan­ley vIp­swichTown (To­day,3pm)

A cc ring ton and Ip­swich meet for the first time com­pet­i­tive ly with omens not look­ing ideal for Paul Lam­bert’ s side. Ip­swich have lost their last four cup matches to op­po­nents from a lower di­vi­sion, with three out of the four in the third round. They have no two na cup match since 2010. A cc ring ton miss Off ran de Zanz ala through sus­pen­sion.

Brent ford­vOxfo rd United (To­day,3pm)

Ox­ford will have North­ern Ire­land un­der -21 mid­fielder Mark Sykes, who has com­pleted a per­ma­nent move from Ir­ish League side Glen avon, and Jor­dan Gra­ham avail­able for the trip to Grif­fin Park. Brent ford could have de­fender Chris Me ph am avail­able while mid field­ers Lewis Mac leo d and Emilia no Mar con des are unavail­able due­toin­jury.

Ever tonv Lin­coln City (To­day,3pm)

■Lin­coln man­ager Danny Cow­ley be­lieves this tie against Ever ton will be a valu­able learn­ing curve that could help his side’ s pro­mo­tion chal­lenge. Ire­land in­ter­na­tional James McCarthy, who has not played since he broke a le­gal most a year ago, is look­ing at a po­ten­tial re­turn af­ter be­ing named in the Ever ton squad for the first time this sea­son.

Mid­dles­brough vP et er bor­ough United (To­day,3pm)

■Tony Pu l is’ Mid­dle sb rough team se­lec­tion could make his­tory in two ways to­day as he looks set to field the club’ s youngest and old­est play­ers ever. Ing le by Bar wick, who is 16 years old, has al­ready set the youngest record­while40-year-old­goal­keeper Di mi K on stan to poul os also looks set tostart.

Crys­tal Palace vG rims by Town (To­day,5.30pm)

■It is nearly 15 years since these clubs last met, with Palace aveng­ing their 5-2 thrash­ing from the pre­vi­ous sea­son­by­win­ning4-1atBlun­dell Park. Back then, G rims by were mem­bers of the top two di­vi­sion sand have since re­cov­ered af­ter spend­ing fiveyearsin­non-league.They­will fancy their chances of caus­ing an up­set against Roy Ho d gs on’ s side.

Ful­hamvOldh am Ath­letic (To­mor­row,2pm)

■Fulh am look like they will be with­out Al­fie Maws on for their home tie against League Two Old ham but Cl au­dio Ranier i is ex­pected to ring the changes any­way. Seven fix­tures in De­cem­ber left the Lon­don side fa­tigued and Ranier is aid“I will give a chance to play­ers who aren’ t used to play­ing ev­ery match and I want to give them a good op­por­tu­nity .”

Pre­stonNorthEnd vDon­cast­erRovers (To­mor­row,2pm)

■Don cast er’ s visit to Deep dale could see a de­but for Kier an Sad li er who signed from Cork City in De­cem­ber but is yet to play. Pre­ston have made three new sign­ing sin the last few days but each of Josh G in nelly, Jay den Stock le ya nd Brad Pot ts are cup-tied for the visit of their League One op­po­nents.

Wok­ingvWat­ford (To­mor­row ,2 pm; TV: B TS port 2)

■Cur­rently sit­ting sec­ond in the Na­tional league South–the sixth tier of English foot­ball–Wok in­gar ethe low­est ranked side cur­rently left in the com­pe­ti­tion. With man­ager Alan Dow son pre­dict­ing a po­ten­tial “cricket score” there isn’ t much hope for the Cards who face a Hor­nets side bol­stered by the re­turn of Se­bas­tian Prodl. Manch­ester Un it edv Read­ing (To­day ,12.30 pm; TV: B TS port 2)

John O’ Shea has an FA Cup up­set in his sights as he pre­pare store turn to his old stomp­ing ground at Old Tr af­ford to­day. O’ Shea will lineup for Read­ing against United and would love noth­ing more than to shock his former em­ploy­ers. Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaerw ill give starts to Alexis Sanchez andRo mel uLuka ku a she pre­pares to make a a num­ber of changes.

West Bromwi ch Al­bion vWi­ganAth­letic (To­day,12.30pm)

Dar­ren Moore wants West B rom to bounce back af­ter de­feat to Black­burn but a fifth game in 15 days means that Ma­son H olga te, and Jack Fitz wa­ter will make de­but sin de­fence. Jake Liver more is un­avail­ablethrough sus­pen­sion. West B rom beat­Wi­gan2-0an­dapoor­runo­fone win in 13 matches has left Paul Cook feel­ing pes­simistic.

As­ton Villa vS wan sea City (To­day,3pm)

As­ton Villa have pro­gressed past the third round once since los­ing the 2014-15 fi­nal to Arse­nal. Their chances of pro­gress­ing against Swansea look pos­i­tive af­ter 1-0 wins both home and away in the Cham­pi­onshipthis sea­son. Neil Tay­lor and Henri L ans bury could re­turn for Villa but Wil fried Bony, O li M cB urnie and Jef­fer­son M ont ero could all miss out for Swansea be­cause of ill­ness.

Ch else av Not­ting­ham For­est (To­day,3pm)

Ce sc F ab re gas is ex­pected to fea­ture in what could be his Chelsea farewell against Not­ting­ham For­est. F ab re gas, who made his 500 th ap­pear­ance in English foot­ball, is out of con­tract this sum­mer and he has been linked with Monaco and AC Mi­lan this month. Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Will ian are unavail­able but Cal­lumHud­son-Odoi­is­fita­gain.

Fleet­woodTownv AFCWim­ble­don (To­day,3pm)

■Fleet wood Town and AFC Wim­ble­don, who signed Du nd al k’ s Dy­lan Con nolly on Thurs­day, have been drawn against each other for the first time and the Don shave al­ready beaten Fleet wood this sea­son, on the open­ing day of the League One sea­son. Both sides will be aim­ing to reach round four for the first time.

Black­pool vA rs en al (To­day ,5.30 pm; TV: B TS port 2)

■Ter­ryMc Phillips be­lieves Black­pool can take so lace from their nar­row de­feat to Arse­nal in the League Cup as the teams pre­pare to meet again. The Sea­side rs gave Unai Emery’ s men a fright at the Emi­rates Sta­dium last Oc­to­ber as P au die O’ Con­nor headed home from a cor­ner to get the home side’ s nerves jan­gling. Arse­nal even­tu­ally pre­vailed 2-1.

New­castleUnited vBlack­burnRovers (To­day,5.30pm)

■New­cas­tle boss Rafael Ben itez will em­bark upon a new FA Cup cam­paign mak­ing lit­tle ef­fort to dis­guise the fact that Premier League sur­vival re­mains his over riding pri­or­ity. Ben itez will make changes for the clash with Black­burn, with his side sit­ting just two points clear of the top-flight rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Manch­esterCity vRother­hamUnited


■R other ham man­ager Paul War ne has called on his side to make a name for them­selves when they visit Pep Guard io la’ s Manch­ester City to­day. Not too many peo­ple will give them much hope of suc­cess against ar­guably the best team in Eng­land, but War ne hopes his side can must er somemagic.

Queens Park Rangers vLeed­sUnited (To­mor­row,2pm)

■Marco Bi elsa will likely make widespread changes to his Leeds side with pro­mo­tion back to the top flight their pri­mary pri­or­ity. How­ever, he will also be mind­ful of the em bar as sing de­feat to New­port County in this com­pe­ti­tion last year. This game is also a chance to get back to win­ning ways af­ter two losses in 10 days.

New­port Coun­tyv Le­ices­ter City (To­mor­row ,4.30 pm; TV: BBC 1)

■The fact New­port beat Leeds at this stage last sea­son and came within eight min­utes of knock­ing out Tot ten ham should serve as a warn­ing to Claude Pu el and his play­ers as they pre­pare for a trip to Rod­ney Pa­rade. Le­ices­ter’ s man­ager is ex­pected to bring back Wes Mor­gan and make a few other changes af­ter a hec­tic but suc­cess­ful fes­tive pe­riod.

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