Brewers drawn at Stevenage in FA Cup second round – News

Burton Albion will face Stevenage in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup – if they can beat Port first.

The Brewers were held to a 0-0 draw at Vale Park on Saturday and will need to win the second leg at the Pirelli Stadium to progress in the competition.

If they come through the replay, they will have to travel again to fellow League One side Stevenage, who are currently sixth in the league, in the second round.

The Brewers are at home to Stevenage on Saturday December 9 in League One, meaning the clubs can play on consecutive weekends.

The formal 20 ties for the second round will take place on the weekend of Saturday 2nd December and the winners will take home £67,000 from the competition’s prize fund.

Brewers manager Dino Mamria said: „The whole focus at the moment is against a good Port Vale side, but it’s another tough draw like Port Vale. But you have to come in the third or fourth round. Tough ties.

„Stevenage has a great history in the FA Cup, it’s a local game for me and my family, we’ll do everything we can to win the Port job so we can go to Stevenage and enjoy ourselves.

„I spent 14 years at the club as a player, coach and manager and that gives me extra motivation to keep Port going.

„We did everything we could to win the game at Port Vale and we have to do it again in the replay. It will be our first home game. We have won four and drawn one of our last five games. Pirelli should be a fortress and our fans will come in numbers and help us get to the next round.”

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