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For the second season in succession we’ve drawn League One opposition at home in the 3rd round of the FA Cup; last season it was Peterborough United and this season we have been paired with MK.

It is the second time the two clubs have clashed in the FA Cup. The previous occasion was eleven years ago in the same round but on that occasion was played away from home. Graham Alexander, from the penalty spot, and Steve Fletcher gave us a 2-0 interval lead before our opponents pulled one back right at the end of the game.

A 2-1 win saw us through to a tie at Reading in the next round on a day when our manager was unable to conduct his post match interview so he could apparently rush off to Scotland to meet his mum.

The ties will be played on the weekend around Saturday, 9th January.

The Full Draw

Huddersfield v Plymouth
Southampton v Shrewsbury
Chorley v Derby
Marine v Tottenham
Wolves v Crystal Palace
Stockport v West Ham
Oldham v Bournemouth
Manchester United v Watford
Stevenage v Swansea
Everton v Rotherham
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff
Arsenal v Newcastle
Barnsley v Tranmere
Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
Canvey Island or Boreham Wood v Millwall
Blackburn v Doncaster
Stoke v Leicester
Wycombe v Preston
Crawley v Leeds
Burnley v MK
Bristol City v Portsmouth
QPR v Fulham
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Brentford v Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Birmingham
Luton v Reading
Chelsea v Morecambe
Exeter v Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich v Coventry
Blackpool v West Brom
Newport v Brighton
Cheltenham v Mansfield

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