Wigan Athletic will be in draw for the Fifth Round of the FA Cup but will have to overcome Bolton at the DW Stadium after the two sides battled out a goalless draw at the Reebok Stadium.

FA CUP FOURTH ROUND – REEBOK STADIUM – Saturday January 29th 2011

Wigan and Bolton will have to do it all over again after this FA Cup Fourth Round tie failed to produce a winner at the Reebok Stadium.

This was the third time this season the two sides have met with the previous two encounters both ending in a stalemate so it came as little surprise that this game finished with the same outcome.

Robero Martinez made a total of eight changes to the side that started against Aston Villa in mid week with only Emmerson Boyce, Maynor Figueroa and James McCarthy surviving from Tuesday evening.

Al Habsi was unavailable for selection so Mike Pollitt made his first start of the campaign having only made one substitute appearance after Chris Kirkland took a knock at the same ground just over three weeks ago.

Callum McManaman was once again chosen to spearhead the attack in this competition as he continued his progress in the first team and once again impressed with a polised performance that will have had his manager smiling.

Wigan were bouyed by the inclusion of Victor Moses whose pace caused the Bolton defence no ends of problems.

However it was the home side that almost got off to a dream start when captain Kevin Davies played in Johan Elmander but the Sweden international striker’s effort was deflected over the bar by Pollitt.

Wigan’s responded with Victor Moses intercepting a backpass from Matthew Taylor but the 20-year-old could only send his shot into the side netting from a tight angle after rounding Jaaskelainen in the Bolton goal.

Moses then looked to get on the end of a Jordi Gomez through ball but was caught offside as he continued to frustrate the Wanderers rearguard.

He was then denied by a block from David Wheater, making his Bolton debut following his move from Middlesbrough.

Gomez tried his luck from outside the area on three occasions but failed to beat Jaaskelainen

Martin Petrov went close for Owen Coyle’s side with his first attempt flying inches wide of the post and another blocked by Ben Watson.

End to end action from the opening 45 minutes but no breakthrough from either side and the second half proved to be much of the same.

Watson forced a corner 10 minutes after the restart when his free kick was pushed behind by Jaaskelainen.

Substitute Robbie Blake had his effort from distance cut out by Gary Caldwell and the Wigan defender was then on hand to block an Elmander shot moments later.

McManaman went close to adding to his goal against Hull City in the previous round but was thwarted by a fine save from Jaaskelainen in the final exchanges and then Wheater almost grabbed it for Bolton but his shot went narrowily wide of the upright.

So both sides will have to try again in a fortnight by which time they will know who their opponents in the Fifth Round will be should they be victorious at the DW Stadium.

In the meantime Latics will be switching their attention to a tough trip to the West Midlands and an encounter with West Brom who have had the weekend off thanks to their Third Round exit at Reading.

Referee: André Marriner (West Midlands)
Attendance: 14,950
22 Jussi Jaaskelainen 12 Mike Pollit
4 Paul Robinson 17 Emmerson Boyce
12 Zat Knight 5 Gary Caldwell
31 David Wheater 31 Maynor Figueroa
18 Sam Ricketts 24 Adrian Lopez
7 Matthew Taylor 21 Mohamed Diame
16 Mark Davies 16 James McArthur
6 Fabrice Muamba 14 Jordi Gomez
14 Kevin Davies 8 Ben Watson
9 Johan Elmander 11 Victor Moses
10 Martin Petrov 38 Callum McManaman
1 Adam Bogdan 1 Chris Kirkland
5 Gary Cahill 13 Steven Caldwell
25 Marcos Alonso 35 Roman Golobart
8 Stuart Holden 28 Daniel de Ridder
20 Robbie Blake 6 Hendry Thomas
19 Rodrigo Moreno 4 James McCarthy
17 Ivan Klasnic 7 Franco Di Santo
47′ Yellow Card David Wheater
59′ Yellow Card Sam Ricketts
61′ Yellow Card James McArthur
61′ Player OffMatthew Taylor
Player OnRodrigo Moreno
62′ Player OffSam Ricketts
Player OnRobbie Blake
72′ Player OffVictor Moses
Player OnFranco Di Santo
72′ Player OffJames McArthur
Player OnJames McCarthy
74′ Player OffFabrice Muamba
Player OnStuart Holden
76′ Yellow Card Emmerson Boyce
87′ Yellow Card Stuart Holden