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PREVIEW: WORCESTER CITY (A)

17 December 2014

United travel to Worcester City on Wednesday looking to book their place in the third round of the FA Cup.

A potential third round tie with Chesterfield or MK Dons awaits the winner of the second round replay.

The Vanarama Conference North side held Mark Robins’ men to a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park nine days ago and Carl Heeley’s men will be full of confidence on the back of a good run.

In the Glanford Park fixture, Paddy Madden gave United the lead before Daniel Nti levelled the visitors early in the second half.

They were backed by over 2,000 supporters in North Lincolnshire and expect them to be out in force to support their team once again.

City are unbeaten in their last 14 fixtures and in the first round they beat Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

They currently play at Aggborough, home of Kidderminster Harriers, and it will be a great venue for a classic FA Cup fixture, which is being shown live on BT Sport.

Robins will be forced to reshuffle his team from the 2-1 weekend win at Crewe, due to the loan players’ ineligibility.

Chelsea’s Alex Davey is allowed to play, but Liam O’Neil, Luke Williams and Richard Brindley will be unavailable.

Gary McSheffrey and Jennison Myrie-Williams missed the Crewe match after limping off with injuries in the first tie, but Robins hopes to have them back in contention.

He also insisted his side will take the tie seriously, with the incentive of a cash windfall from a potential FA Cup run.

“We want to get through, it’s as simple as that,” he added.

“On the flipside so do Worcester. We have to be better than we were last week and I am sure we will be.”

It is just our second professional meeting with the club and you can see our article on the matchday officials, as well as the betting preview, picking the best odds from the league’s official sponsor, Sky Bet, before the 7.45pm kick-off.

If you aren’t going to Aggborough, you can watch the game in the executive lounge at Glanford Park, find the game on BT Sport or keep track of the action by tuning into the club’s official social media channels or the official website, with live updates available from kick-off. 

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