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FA CUP: United or Sheffield Wednesday will face Stevenage or Reading at home

It's all up in the air following Monday night's fourth round draw

8 January 2018

United or Sheffield Wednesday have been draw at home to face Stevenage or Reading in the fourth round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition.

United have beaten League One sides Oldham Athletic and Gillingham on their way to the third round, and will travel to Hillsborough next Tuesday for a replay to decide which team will host the Boro or the Royals in the fourth round of the competition. 

Manager Keith Curle said: "We said on Saturday that it's exciting to still be involved in the competition at this stage but, as the draw has shown, there is still a lot of business to be conducted between now and the next stage.

"We have a very important home game against Crewe on Saturday, which has to be the focus. I know that every member of the coaching and playing staff will have been glued to the TV just now, but I also know it's now firmly at the back of their minds as they start to think about Saturday.

"We want to take the form we've shown in the FA Cup into the league fixtures through the second half of the season. Our fans were magnificent on Saturday, and we want to give them plenty to cheer about again. We saw and heard the difference it makes when they get behind us, and we know we have to earn that from them.

"That's why the work we do now will be based around Crewe, and what we need to do to get three points. Then, once we have that job done, we will switch immediately to thinking about the replay against a very good Sheffield Wednesday outfit.

"We will go there to be successful and, if we achieve that, that's when we will start to think about the fourth round. As I say, we are professional in our approach, and that's why everything we do at the moment is with Saturday in mind."

Full match details and ticket prices for the third round replay will be confirmed in due course. 


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