Check on all the latest injury and team news ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixtures before you place your bets.
FA Cup – Saturday
Birmingham v Bolton
David Bentley (groin) is the latest casualty for BIRMINGHAM, he joins Barry Fergson (rib), Alexander Hleb (knee) and Craig Gardner (thigh) on the sidelines but Keith Fahey (hamstring) has an outside chance of playing. Jlloyd Samuel and Joey O’Brien are nearing a return for BOLTON but are unlikely to play while Ricardo Gardner has left on loan to Preston.
Man United v Arsenal
MAN UTD could welcome back Antonio Valencia after a long lay-off and Nemanja Vidic is available after suspension but Nani (leg) faces four weeks out while Park Ji-Sung and Rio Ferdinand will be assessed. Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) is a likely absentee for ARSENAL and Wojciech Szczesney (hand) is out while Theo Walcott (ankle) will have to miss out again.
FA Cup – Sunday
Man City v Reading
Kolo Toure is still suspended for MAN CITY and James Milner’s (hamstring) injury continues to keep him out but Nigel de Jong is a boost in midfield and Edin Dzeko should start. READING captain Matt Mills (groin) is a doubt to face his former club and Chris Armstrong has been forced to retire while Jobi McAnuff (ankle) and Jimmy Kebe (knee) are out.
Stoke v West Ham
STOKE are largely injury free with just long-termer Mamady Sidibe (Achilles) a definite absence but Abdoulaye Faye (hamstring) is a doubt while Matthew Etherington should return to the starting XI. Robbie Keane could feature for WEST HAM and Jack Collison is in training but wont play while Junior Stanislas (hernia) and Kieron Dyer (thigh) are out.