FA Cup draw: Blades face trip to Preston


Cup specialists Sheffield United will travel to League One rivals Preston North End in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

United, who have already knocked out Crewe, Plymouth and QPR in the competition, reached the semi-finals of the tournament last year before losing an eight-goal thriller against Hull City at Wembley.

Nigel Clough’s men have played at Deepdale once this term, drawing 1-1 at Deepdale, with Jose Baxter’s 41st strike cancelling out Andrew Little’s early opener.

Doncaster Rovers will entertain Everton or West Ham in the last 32 if they see off Bristol City in a replay. They will head to Ashton Gate next week after being held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Chesterfield face a trip to high-flying Championship side Derby County should they get the better of Scunthorpe United tomorrow night.

FA Cup fourth round draw:

Manchester City v Middlesbrough

Doncaster or Bristol City v Everton or West Ham

Sunderland v Fulham or Wolves

Rochdale v Stoke City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal

Burnley or Tottenham v Leicester City

AFC Wimbledon or Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers

Cardiff City v Reading

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion

Preston North End v Sheffield United

Derby County v Scunthorpe or Chesterfield

Chelsea v Millwall or Bradford

Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City

Cambridge United v Manchester United

Southampton or Ipswich v Crystal Palace

Ties to be played across the weekend of January 24-25.