Mike Rance is excited about at Bolton at Macclesfield

Mike Rance
Rance is looking forward to Bolton's visit to Moss Rose

Macclesfield chairman Mike Rance is hoping for a full house at Moss Rose for Bolton's FA Cup visit in January.

Rance told BBC Radio Manchester: "Getting to the third round of the FA Cup is always brilliant.

"Dare I say it but getting them to the Moss I think, potentially, gives us a chance of a replay down there."

It will be the second time the Silkmen have faced Bolton in a cup competition this year having lost 2-1 in the Carling Cup at the Reebok.

Gary Simpson's side secured their passage to the third round on Wednesday with a 1-0 second-round replay win over Blue Square Bet South side Chelmsford City.

With a capacity of only 6,000 at Moss Rose the tie does not represent the sort of money spinner needed to help finance the club's move to a new ground but Rance was determined not to move the game.

"We had Everton three years ago, we can cope very well with these sorts of occasions.

"We can only get 6,000 in so let's hope we get capacity. It's a fantastic opportunity for us to show people what we can do.

"We've never made it to the fourth round and it would be absolutely brilliant if we did it this year."

Bolton make the trip to Moss Rose for the FA Cup third round on the 7 January.

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