LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Gareth Bale of Spurs applauds the crowd during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on December 3, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
If there was ever a time to play Spurs etcetera, etcetera. As fans of Bolton Wanderers, we've heard this mantra time and time again. Tottenham are on a relatively poor run of form at the moment where even though they have performed reasonably well, the results in the last few matches just simply have not been there for them. Bolton, on the other hand, are hoping to once again start getting results following last weekend's late 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers.
Tottenham will be without defender and captain Michael Dawson as he picked up a serious ankle injury against Stevenage in their fifth-round FA Cup replay. Aaron Lennon picked up a hamstring knock in the same match but he's back in contention for the match.
Bolton will be without Chris Eagles who also picked up a knock against QPR while young striker Marvin Sordell is cup tied after featuring for Watford in the early rounds. Marcos Alonso is back in contention for a left back spot after a long lay off with a re-fractured metatarsal. Owen Coyle has said that he won't make wholesale changes from the side that faced QPR, just one or two.