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EMIRATES FA CUP: Second round details

United drawn at home to face Doncaster Rovers

9 November 2020

United's weekend nail-biter on Beaconsfield Road put them into the Monday night second round draw for this season's Emirates FA Cup competition.

And they were drawn at home to face League One side Doncaster Rovers, who cruised through the first round with a 5-1 away win against Northern Premier League side FC United of Manchester.

Rovers are currently ninth in League One and have had a mixed bag of form recently having won two and drawn one of their last five league fixtures.

Boss Darren Moore missed the round one game on Saturday night, due to Covid-19 self-isolation protocols, but the job was all-but done by half time as chances were created and finished to put an end to any thoughts of an upset.

These sides last met during the 2016/17 season as Doncaster were mounting their challenge for promotion to League One.

United won the February 2017 meeting 2-1, having picked up a 2-2 draw at the Keepmoat earlier in the campaign.

Manager Chris Beech said: "It's nice to see us come out of the hat as the home team, but we know this will be another tough test against a good League One team.

"It's another opportunity for us to represent ourselves and our supporters in the right way, and for us to work hard and try to progress in the competition.

"It's one to look forward to but, and as I always say, there is a lot of important football to be played before we get to this second round fixture.

"We'll continue to deal with what comes next because we want to keep improving and progressing from what has been a good start to the season.

"We'll prepare properly for what will be an exciting fixture in what is a superb competition, but we will also make sure we do the work that's needed to keep our standards high in the mean time."

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