Wheater lifts the lid on cup luck

With Zat Knight injured, the former Middlesbrough player looks set

to face Stoke in the FA Cup semi-final. Yet Wheater was on the

fringes of being cup-tied, only for Tony Mowbray to suddenly

withdraw him from the team to face Burton. Wheater told the Bolton

News: “I came in with my tracksuit on the Friday ready to play

before the manager told me that the deal had been done so I wasn’t

travelling to Burton. “He told me to take the weekend off. But on

Monday I was back at Boro because nothing had been finalised.”