clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

FA Cup: Bolton Wanderers v Grimsby Town: LIVE

New, comments

Wanderers' first FA Cup first round match for 23 years pits them against League Two Grimsby

18-year-old Alex Perry makes his full debut for Bolton Wanderers today
18-year-old Alex Perry makes his full debut for Bolton Wanderers today

The FA Cup is back, albeit at an earlier stage of the season than we've been used to for a very, very long time. Bolton Wanderers haven't entered the famous old competition in the first round since back in 1993, but do so today against League Two side Grimsby Town.

Wanderers make a few changes for the occasion including a full debut for 18-year-old midfielder Alex Perry, who we expect to play in the centre of midfield alongside Liam Trotter, with Jay Spearing and Derik Osede both sidelined through injury. Jamie Proctor and Chris Taylor return to the starting line-up in place of Gary Madine and the in-form Josh Vela, who aren't even on the bench. Max Clayton makes a welcome return from yet another long injury lay-off by taking his place on the bench.

Grimsby look to be playing a 4-4-2, with big man Omar Bogle, who scored goals for fun in non-league football, leading the line alongside Scott Vernon. Former Stoke and Sunderland defender Danny Collins leads the defence, while they have 40-year-old player/coach and sub goalkeeper Andy Warrington on the bench.

Here are today's starting line-ups, and we'll bring you live updates in the Comments section below.

Bolton Wanderers
GK Mark Howard
RB Lawrie Wilson
CB David Wheater
CB Mark Beevers
LB Andrew Taylor
CM Liam Trotter
CM Alex Perry
RW Chris Taylor
AM Zach Clough
LW Sammy Ameobi
CF Jamie Proctor
SUBSTITUTES
Max Clayton
Keshi Anderson
James Henry
Jack Earing
Lewis Buxton
Dean Moxey
Ben Alnwick

Grimsby Town
GK James McKeown
RB Zak Mills
CB Danny Collins
CB Josh Gowling
LB Danny Andrew
RM Luke Summerfield
CM James Berrett
CM Craig Disley
LM Brendan Comley
CF Omar Bogle
CF Scott Vernon
SUBSTITUTES
Andy Warrington
Shaun Pearson
Adam Chambers
Rhys Browne
Kayden Jackson
Tom Bolarinwa
Andrew Boyce