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Notts County drawn away to Brentford in FA Cup third round


Joe Jones

Notts County have been drawn away at Brentford in the third round of the FA Cup.

The draw was made on Monday evening, with Magpies fans hoping to get a plum tie against a Premier League giant.

Instead, Notts will be heading to Griffin Park to face the Bees, who currently sit 11th in the Championship table.

There is a possibility that Kevin Nolan's side could come up against former Notts man Alan Judge, although he has been sidelined since last year and, although he is stepping up his rehabilitation from a broken leg, there is no timeframe on his return yet.

The Magpies overcame League One side Bristol Rovers and National League South outfit Oxford City to make it this far.

Ties will take place between 5 and 7 January 2018.

Third-round draw in full

Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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Awful tie. An away day against an unfashionable side with a lower-league profile, poor support and a tiny stadium but who are doing very well in the Championship and are going to give us a very tough game. And what makes it worse is that them over the bridge have Arsenal at the City Ground.

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4 minutes ago, Joe Jones said:

An away day against an unfashionable side with a lower-league profile.

Let's not get carried away with ourselves, it's a good chance to progress!

They'll be thinking the exact same thing.

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Make no mistake about it Brentford away is a very tough game , good footballing team good on home turf , a real test , agree with JJ tough made worse to take with our friendly florist getting a belter of a tie against the gunners , any out the 2 to make progress ? My money is on the pies COYP believe :frantics:

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