Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

As Wanderers take a break from league action to host Huddersfield Town in the Emirates FA Cup, highlights five talking points ahead of Saturday's third round tie at Macron Stadium.

1) Recent form

Bolton Wanderers will be looking to maintain their recent form when they host Huddersfield Town in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

The Whites come into Saturday's tie having won three of their last four league outings, and will be looking to put in another positive showing against Premier League opposition.

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2) The goal machine

Gary Madine netted his ninth goal of the season in the Trotters' last outing against Hull City, taking his recent tally to five goals from his last his seven matches.

Will the goal machine be able to extend his recent run when Wanderers face the Terriers?

3) Team selection

Phil Parkinson will be forced to make changes for Saturday's game with Darren Pratley (leg) and Karl Henry (hamstring) both ruled out after picking up injuries against Hull City.

Late decisions will be made on Andrew Taylor and Josh Vela after the duo returned to training towards the end of the week, while Antonee Robinson could feature after returning to the club on loan on Friday. 

Loanees Adam Armstrong, Josh Cullen and Reece Burke have all returned to their parent clubs, though the Whites remain in talks with West Ham United.

The likes of Stephen Darby, Dorian Dervite, Mark Howard, Jem Karacan, Adam Le Fondre, Filipe Morais, Craig Noone, Derik Osede and Aaron Wilbraham could come into contention, while youngsters like Connor Hall and Jeff King will also be hoping for opportunities to impress.

4) Gaffer's got form

Phil Parkinson developed quite the taste for a cup run in the past during his time with Bradford City.
He was a Capital One Cup finalist with the Bantams in 2013 having knocked out Premier League trio Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic on their way to Wembley.
Parkinson also led Bradford to the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2015, memorably recovering from 2-0 down to beat eventual Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge before seeing off top-flight Sunderland.
Will the gaffer be able to oversee another cup run and prolong his side's stint in the tournament?
5) Cash turnstiles

Supporters will be able to pay on the turnstiles for Saturday's game against Huddersfield.

Kicking off at 3pm at Macron Stadium, admission on the day of the game can be found at the following turnstiles:

Please note that only the lower tiers of Macron Stadium will be open for this fixture to Wanderers supporters.

  • East Stand Lower - Blocks K and J (for I and L)
  • North Stand Lower - Block M

Supporters wishing to sit in the West Stand Lower can purchase their tickets directly from the ticket office at Bolton Central.

Tickets will be available on a cash-only basis from 2pm onwards, while prices for the match are as follows:

Adults - £15

Over 65s - £5

Under 18s - £5

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