Stockport County vs Bolton Wanderers preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups & ones to watch
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After drawing 2-2 at home, Bolton Wanderers will now travel to Edgeley Park to face Stockport County in a sell out FA Cup first round replay.

Two divisions separate these sides, with Bolton playing in League One and County sitting in the National League.

Team news

Wanderers are expected to go full strength to ensure they don’t get knocked out this early on.

Eion Doyle got on the scoresheet in the first game and should lead the line for The Whites again, he is one to watch in this encounter.

Amadou Bakayoko will also hope to start after he scored in the win over Crewe on Friday.

Stockport raised eyebrows when they signed former Bolton captain Antonio Sarcevic last month. He was out injured for the trip to his former club, but is now set to feature in the replay and is one to look out for. 

The home side should also threaten going forward with Scott Quigley and Paddy Madden in good form so far this season.

Predicted lineups

Stockport County:

Ross; Minihan, Hogan, Palmer; Crankshaw, Rooney, Sarcevic, Croasdale, Whitfield; Madden, Quigley

Bolton Wanderers:

Dixon; Isgrove, Santos, Baptiste, John; Lee, Williams, Sheehan; Kachunga, Doyle, Afolayan

Previous meetings

The Hatters took a shock lead last time out, before two goals from Bolton looked to secure their place in the next round. However, a first-half stoppage time equaliser ensured a replay.

Stockport brought an impressive 5,000 fans with them to the first game, and the atmosphere this time around promises to be memorable.

Both have been performing similarly in their respective divisions, but the visitors head into this one with confidence, having turned around a previous bad run of form winning two out of their last three.

What the managers have said

Ian Evatt spoke ahead of the game, he said:

We want to have a very good cup run. We didn’t get the job done in the home game so we must go and do it in the replay.

The fixture will be live on the BBC and when asked about this Evatt said: “Yes, the TV adds spice but we’re looking forward to it.

As for the home side there’s a new man in charge. Dave Challinor left Hartlepool United, who he guided to promotion last season, in order to take up the reins at the club where he made over 80 appearances.

He took charge of the first match against Bolton so should know what to expect. 

He said: “We’re coming up against really good opposition so there’s no bigger test to see how far we’ve come in a short space of time.

“Ultimately it’s a cup tie and we want to do what it takes to try and progress. There’s been some pleasing signs and hopefully we can continue to do better and build more of an identity.

Where to watch

Coverage of the game begins at 19:30 GMT on BBC Two.

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