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FA Cup LIVE: Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers take on non-league Eastleigh after a late pitch inspection on a dodgy pitch in Hampshire, with more rain forecasted...

Mud bath: The referee has given the thumbs up, but today's game could be under threat with more rain incoming
Mud bath: The referee has given the thumbs up, but today's game could be under threat with more rain incoming
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Welcome ladies and gents for Bolton Wanderers' potential banana skin in the Third Round of the FA Cup. Wanderers have made the long journey down to Eastleigh, in Hampshire, and the game is currently set to kick-off following a late pitch inspection.

Wanderers haven't been knocked out at the third round stage of the cup since 2009, but their form this season suggests they could face a tough test this afternoon. Further exacerbating their on-field situation is the fact that Mark Davies and Zach Clough haven't made the journey south amid suggestions they could be leaving the club with bids apparently made for both in the last few days.

Eastleigh are currently fourth in the Conference National, 11 points behind leaders Cheltenham Town, and have only lost one of their last ten league matches.

Wanderers make three changes from the disappointing home defeat to Huddersfield, with Wellington Silva making his return to the starting lineup alongside Neil Danns. Dorian Dervite comes in for Prince to start alongside David Wheater at the back, and it remains to be seen which of the midfielders will be tasked with supporting Gary Madine.

Eastleigh look set to play a more traditional 4-4-2. Former Dagenham, Brentford and Wycombe man Ben Strevens, now 35, is likely to be on the wing, and former Oxford United striker James Constable leading the line. Other former league footballers include ex-Southampton, Leeds and Nottingham Forest defender Dan Harding, while former QPR winger Lee Cook is on the bench along with former Cheltenham attacker Kaid Mohamed.

We'll bring you further updates from Eastleigh, and all the action - if any - as it happens in the comments section below.

Today's starting lineups are below.


GK Ross Flitney
RB Joe Partington
CB Will Evans
CB Paul Reid
LB Dan Harding
RM Ben Strevens
CM Jai Reason
CM Josh Payne
LM Andy Drury
CF James Constable
CF Yemi Odubade

Substitutes: Lewis Noice, James Turley, Ross Lafayette, Jack Midson, Lee Cook, Kaid Mohamed.

Bolton Wanderers:

GK Ben Amos
RB Rob Holding
CB Dorian Dervite
CB David Wheater
LB Dean Moxey
CM Darren Pratley
CM Josh Vela
CM Neil Danns
RW Liam Feeney
LW Wellington Silva
CF Gary Madine

Substitutes: Paul Rachubka, Jay Spearing, Liam Trotter, Jose Manuel Casado, Stephen Dobbie, Shola Ameobi, Kaiyne Woolery