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Owls Look To Raid Rams

Wednesday face a tough test in the FA Cup Third Round after being drawn to place Premiership strugglers Derby County in the prestigious competition.

The draw, made today at 3.15pm on BBC 1, pitted the Owls to travel to Pride Park on the weekend of January 5th or 6th, and will see former Wednesday boss Paul Jewell look to progress with the Rams against his former club.

It's the second season in succession that Brian Laws' men have been pitted against Premiership opposition, with the Owls taking in two clashes with Manchester City in last season's competition.

The Rams are currently rock-bottom of the Premiership after a torrid start to life back in the back time, but the appointment of Jewell could well see a change in fortunes in the coming weeks, and Derby could well see the competition as a welcome break from Premier League action.

Aston Villa will host Manchester United while QPR face a tough West London derby at Chelsea, while Sheffield United will face Bolton.

The full third round draw is as follows:

Preston v Scunthorpe
Port Vale/Chasetown v Cardiff
Colchester v Peterborough
Bolton v Sheffield United
Blackburn v Coventry
Brighton v Mansfield
Northampton/Walsall v Millwall
Charlton v West Brom
Watford v Crystal Palace
Luton/Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
Plymouth v Hull
Aston Villa v Manchester United
Tranmere v Hereford
Tottenham v Reading
Burnley v Arsenal
Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Horsham/Swansea v Havant & Waterlooville
Sunderland v Wigan
Oxford/Southend v Dagenham & Redbridge
Everton v Oldham
Derby v Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton v Leicester
West Ham v Manchester City
Ipswich v Portsmouth
Wolves v Cambridge
Barnsley v Blackpool
Chelsea v QPR
Stoke v Newcastle
Swindon v Burton Albion/Barnet
Norwich v Bury




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 2 2007

Time: 7:53PM

Your Comments

Very good draw for us and i can see us getting a result their. Do i go or not???
will it ever happen
Vital day out to Pride Park!!!
NicNac
I would go; shock on the cards!
Matt_Us
remember last time i went. i left with us 3-1 up and didnt know until we got bak in sheff that it had finished 3-3. what a bad day that was
mick66owl
we will be certain of a big following from s6. hope we can perform as good away support always is. up v owls . viva las next round for the wednesday
mick66owl
there certainly will, as usual there will be fantastic away support who will make a noise for the whole match, if only we could do this at home!!
Walkley
 

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