All the excitement and the elation of the FA cup could come to an end if Bolton Wanderers are knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup.

The manager, Owen Coyle, was confident and sure that with their current performance levels, they should have been able to snatch a win, but they could only manage a 2-2 draw with Macclesfield.

Coyle was happy that the Trotters created quite a number of chances, but was disappointed at the lack of clinical finishing up-front – something that may come back to haunt them if they lose the replay. The latest FA Cup odds still makes them clear favourites to qualify.

Luck was not on their side, as the entire team of Bolton Wanderers made an array of attacks, but the goalkeeper managed to save each and every one of them. On some other day probably, it would have ended in countless goals, but yesterday was something else altogether.

Coyle was grateful for the crowd’s support, which he said was amazing and there was no stopping them from cheering for Bolton Wanderers. The crowd have had a hard time of late, with performances not quite living up to their expectations - since the glory days of Sam Allardyce, the trotters have not had much to cheer.

However Bolton live to fight another day. If the team manages to do well in the replay, there is a chance that this could spur them on to further glory. In the meantime, the team will be working on set-pieces and strategy planning to ensure that they are as prepared as they can be to win the game.