Preston North End land FA Cup tie with Doncaster Rovers

Preston North End have been drawn at home to Doncaster Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 3rd December 2018, 7:20 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd December 2018, 8:35 pm
Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson in action against Doncaster in 2015 at Deepdale
Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson in action against Doncaster in 2015 at Deepdale

PNE will host League One side Rovers on the weekend of January 5/6.

It is only the second time the clubs have been drawn together in the competition, the previous meeting coming in November 1997 when North End won 3-2 with two goals from Sean Gregan and a David Eyres effort.

Their last meeting in league action was in March 2015 when they drew 2-2 at Deepdale, Daniel Johnson and Jermaine Beckford on target.

Doncaster's Alfie May is challenged by Chorley's Scott Leather in their FA Cup replay in November

Doncaster played Chorley in the first round of this season's competition, drawing 2-2 at Victory Park before coasting to a 7-0 win in the replay at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Last Saturday, they beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 at The Valley to go into the hat for the third round.

Grant McCann's side are currently seventh in League One.

Winners of third round ties land £135,000 prize money.

Ticket details will be announced in the coming days.

The full 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.