Royals face Coppell cup reunion

Published: 3 Dec 2012 10:300 comments

READING FC are set to lock horns with legendary boss Steve Coppell in the FA Cup third round.

Happy days: Steve Coppell when he was manager of Reading FC.

Happy days: Steve Coppell when he was manager of Reading FC.

Royals have been draw away to Crawley Town where Coppell is now director of football.

The 57-year-old is revered at Madejski Stadium after taking Reading into the top-flight in 2006 for the first time in the club's history.

The former Manchester United winger is also a close friend of Royals manager Brian McDermott.

Crawley are currently ninth in League One and the cup tie will take place at Broadfield Stadim on the weekend of January 5/6.

FA Cup third-round:

Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United

Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County

Aston Villa v Ipswich

Barnsley v Burnley

Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff

Blackburn v Bristol City

Bolton v Sunderland

Brighton v Newcastle

Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford

Charlton v Huddersfield

Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton

Crawley v Reading

Crystal Palace v Stoke

Derby v Tranmere

Fulham v Blackpool

Hull v Leyton Orient

Leeds v Birmingham

Leicester v Burton

Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool

Luton v Wolves

Manchester City v Watford

Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings

Millwall v Preston

Nottingham Forest v Oldham

Peterborough v Norwich

QPR v West Brom

Southampton v Chelsea

Swansea v Arsenal

Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

Tottenham v Coventry City

West Ham v Manchester United

Wigan v Bournemouth

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