PHIL Parkinson has hinted he will make big changes in tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Bristol City.

Acutely aware that Wanderers host relegation rivals Reading on Tuesday night, the Bolton boss is rest some of his key players at Ashton Gate.

Reading, who sit one place and one point above the Whites in the table, do not have a fixture this weekend. Consequently, Parkinson will look to use his squad to its full.

“We’ll go there with the intention of getting through, obviously, but one eye has got to be on that Reading game on Tuesday night,” he said.

“They have got a free weekend and I have got to make sure that when we come to that game that we’re fresh and ready to go.”

Ben Alnwick may well be one of the players who give way at Bristol, with Remi Matthews now back at the club on a permanent basis.

But the keeper feels a result in the cup could have a knock-on effect on the Reading game – and he has backed whatever team is selected to put in a good performance.

“It’s all about confidence,” he said. “One win and your whole world can change.

“Last season the Sheffield Wednesday game in the cup gave us a platform to improve and build on. If we can get away from there (Bristol) with a decent result then it’s something to build on for the league game.

“We have got good lads, good characters, and I’m sure we’ll pull through it.”

Parkinson could call on youngsters Joe Pritchard and Luca Connell, who have both had their first taste of senior football in recent weeks.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Prichard made his league debut as a substitute against West Brom on Monday night whole Connell made a cameo against Walsall in the previous round.

“They were there on merit on how they have played for their respective teams and also how they have trained with the first team,” said Parkinson of the youngsters’ involvement. “It’s a bonus for us, they are almost like extra players, who can give us that touch of quality.”

Meanwhile, Reading boss Jose Gomes is talking up the importance of his side's trip to Wanderers next Tuesday.

The newly-installed Royals boss has won just one of his opening five games but reckons his players have shown some improvement over the course of January.

Reading have a free weekend to prepare for their game at the University of Bolton Stadium and a match Gomes feels could change their campaign for the better.

"I think it will be the game," said the Portuguese coach. "The important game and maybe the turning point.

"[I think this] because the way the players are working. They have been working very, very hard.

"They are doing amazing things. They showed in the second half at Derby they can control the game.

"They also showed it against Manchester United at Old Trafford. And they showed it in a more pragmatic way against Nottingham Forest.

"Sometimes I feel I trust more in my players than they do themselves. But the truth is they are doing a lot of things very well.

"We just need to put everything together."

Wanderers have confirmed ticket prices will be £15 for adults and £10 for concessions.