Drummy relishes Crawley's FA Cup draw against Bristol Rovers

Crawley Town have drawn League One club Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup First Round.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 8:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:52 pm
Reds boss Dermot Drummy

Reds’ boss Dermot Drummy is looking forward to the tie which will be at home.

He said: “It should be a great occasion - Bristol Rovers are a big club with a big following.

“It’s good to be at home amd it should be a near full-house and will be a great day for the Checkatrade Stadium.

“It will be exciting as we need only two wins before the Premier League boys come into the competition, so there will be a big prize on offer.”

This will be the second time in three seasons Reds have faced Rovers in the FA Cup, having been knocked out by them in January 2014 2-1 at home after drawing 0-0 at the Memorial Stadium.

The home replay was played at the second time of asking after it was originally abandoned with the score at 0-0 midway through the second half following a deluge of rain.

Rovers then went on to face Birmingham City away in the next round.

Last season Crawley played Rovers twice in League 2, losing 3-0 away in April and narrowly 2-1 at the Checkatrade Stadium.

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