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Town Draw Accrington Stanley Away in FA Cup
Monday, 3rd Dec 2018 19:48

Town have drawn League One Accrington Stanley away in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Blues have never played Kayden Jackson and Janoi Donacien's former club Stanley in a competitive fixture. The duo helped John Coleman's side to the League Two title last season.

Donacien is still on loan from the Lancastrians with his permanent leave to remain - which will trigger the formalising of his £750,000 permanent switch - yet to be confirmed. In the FA Cup parent clubs decide whether their loanees can play against them, which in the circumstances Stanley would appear likely to do.

No current Accrington player has been with the Blues, although keeper-coach Tony Warner had a trial with Town in 1998.

Third round ties are set to be played between Friday 4th and Monday 7th January.

Town's last victory in the tournament came back in January 2010 when they beat Blackpool 2-1 in the third round at Bloomfield Road during Roy Keane’s time in charge.

Last season the Blues were beaten 1-0 at home by Sheffield United, their 13th match without a victory in the competition they won for the only time in 1978.

FA Cup Third Round Draw
Accrington v Ipswich.
Aston Villa v Swansea.
Bolton v Walsall/Sunderland.
Bournemouth v Brighton.
Brentford v Oxford.
Bristol City v Huddersfield.
Burnley v Barnsley.
Chelsea v Nottm Forest.
Crystal Palace v Grimsby.
Derby v Southampton.
Everton v Lincoln.
Fulham v Oldham.
Gillingham v Cardiff.
Guiseley/Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon.
Man City v Rotherham.
Man Utd v Reading.
Middlesbrough v Peterborough/Bradford.
Millwall v Hull.
Newcastle v Blackburn.
Norwich v Portsmouth.
Preston v Doncaster.
QPR v Leeds.
Sheff Utd v Barnet.
Sheff Wed v Luton.
Shrewsbury v Stoke.
Solihull/Blackpool v Arsenal.
Tranmere/Southport v Tottenham.
West Brom v Wigan.
West Ham v Birmingham.
Woking v Watford.
Wolves v Liverpool.
Wrexham/Newport v Leicester

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Scuzzer added 19:49 - Dec 3
How crap is that.

cornishblu added 19:50 - Dec 3
Chuffed to pieces much better than Sheffield untied at home ......drinking a pint of milk to celebrate

truckerblue added 19:51 - Dec 3
Will get to play them twice next season!!

Currie10 added 19:52 - Dec 3
Glamour tie.

In all seriousness - this is perfect.

Lambert can say ' do you want to play at grounds like this every week next season? '

Mark added 19:52 - Dec 3
Please give us a cup run Ipswich, something to take from this awful season!

SheptonMalletBlue added 19:53 - Dec 3
We've got no chance!!!!!

rgp1 added 19:53 - Dec 3
Can we leave Jackson and Donacian up there and get a refund?

dirtydingusmagee added 19:54 - Dec 3
that must be a frickin omen !

carlisleaway added 19:54 - Dec 3
This may have made my season, ground number 83 as it stands at present

dubblue added 19:55 - Dec 3
what constitutes a cup run for us, 4th round?

Marcus added 19:56 - Dec 3

Skip73 added 19:56 - Dec 3
So we can now add Accrington Stanley to our list of embarrassing cup exits

verulam added 19:57 - Dec 3
One of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888 - not sure that we have played them before?
At least Jackson and Donacien will know the way!

Wonky added 19:58 - Dec 3
Great, just the ticket. Was hoping for a lift.

dukey44 added 20:00 - Dec 3
Surely we got to win a cup game...

portman_blue added 20:01 - Dec 3
Gives us a taste of things to come.....

Taricco_Fan added 20:09 - Dec 3
"Who are they?"

pennblue added 20:15 - Dec 3
This has to be one of our best changes of winning a game of football to kick our season.

Roystontown added 20:18 - Dec 3
At least we will be able to find a decent pub for next season

TimmyH added 20:24 - Dec 3
'No doubt Stanley that's another fine mess we've got ourselves into'...

chepstowblue added 20:25 - Dec 3
Intriguing tie. Should be able to concentrate on the league after this one.Also handy to learn the route for the league game next October !

PhilTWTD added 20:28 - Dec 3

We haven't played them before but Stanley aren't the same Accrington club which was a founder member of the Football League.

herfie added 20:28 - Dec 3
Just what’s needed to kick our season!🥴

herfie added 20:29 - Dec 3
Kick-start, that is!

Gazelle added 20:30 - Dec 3
We can't put out a weakened side, everyone is weak.

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