Bolton - Everton Preview: In-form Toffees have not beaten Trotters in FA Cup for 105 years

David Moyes' men, who have lost just one of their last 12 matches, will be looking to beat the struggling Championship side in the cup for the first time since 1908


Mears, Ricketts, Knight, Alonso
Eagles, Holden, Pratley, Vela
Ngog, Sordell

Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo
Mirallas, Osman, Fellaini, Naismith
Anichebe, Jelavic

New Bolton signing Craig Dawson is cup-tied having come on as a late substitute in West Brom's third round clash with QPR and will be unable to make his debut.

Andy Lonergan could start in goal as Dougie Freedman prepares to shuffle his pack, however, and there could also be a start for Stuart Holden (knee) after his recent return from a long-term injury.

Leighton Baines (ankle) is doubtful so might not be risked for Saturday's trip to the Reebok, with Bryan Oviedo expected to deputise in his place if he does miss out.

Phil Neville will start at right-back after Seamus Coleman (hip) limped off against Southampton on Monday night, joining fellow absentees Darron Gibson (hip) and Tony Hibbert (calf) on the sidelines.

  • After previously going on a run of 18 games without keeping a clean sheet, Everton have not conceded a goal in either of their last two games.
  • Goalkeeper Tim Howard (pictured right) famously scored in the last meeting between these two sides.
  • Everton are yet to lose a game in 2013 and have lost just one of their last 12 matches.
  • Bolton have not lost against the Toffees in the FA Cup since 1908.
  • The last time these two sides met in the FA Cup came back in 1994, when former Bolton manager Owen Coyle and current Everton first-team coach Alan Stubbs were among the scorers as the Trotters emerged 3-2 victors.
  • Saturday's game will be the first ever FA Cup meeting between the two sides held at the Reebok Stadium.
  • Kevin Davies enjoyed a purple patch against the Toffees in the mid-90s, scoring five goals in six games against Everton over the course of three seasons.