News | Class of 92 back in FA Cup spotlight

London – Salford City, owned by members of Manchester United’s famous Class of 92, will make their maiden appearance in the first round of the FA Cup against Notts County.

United legends Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who all won the FA Cup in their illustrious Old Trafford playing careers, have helped revive the fortunes of the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier side since buying them last year.

Now they will be back in the FA Cup spotlight after Monday’s draw paired their non-league outfit against fourth tier Notts County, who won the competition in 1894, at Moor Lane on the weekend of November 6-9.

Asked for his thoughts about the draw on Twitter, Gary Neville, who now works as a television pundit and a member of England’s coaching staff, responded: “Delighted! A big game at Moor Lane!”

Neville also responded to a tweet from Notts County’s official account, suggesting Salford will need to make some changes to be ready for the encounter.

“How many fans do you have travelling? We need more toilets and burger vans!” he tweeted.

Salford average around 500 fans for their home games, although there were 1,019 present for the win over Southport in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round last weekend.

“I’m delighted for everybody at the club for all the work that’s been put in,” Salford striker Danny Webber said after the draw on BBC Two.

“It was important we got a league club and it will be great for the lads to pit their wits against a league club to see where we stand.

“It’s exciting for everybody at Salford.”

Draw for the first round of the English FA Cup made on Monday:

Burton Albion v Peterborough

Port Vale v Maidenhead

Barnet v Blackpool

Bristol Rovers v Chesham United

Cambridge Utd v Basingstoke

Mansfield v Oldham

Altrincham v Barnsley

Crewe Alexandra v Eastleigh

Northwich Victoria or Chorley v Boreham Wood

Coventry v Northampton

Brackley v Newport County

Grimsby v St Albans City

Hartlepool United v Havant and Waterlooville or Cheltenham Town

Salford City v Notts County

Dover v Stourbridge

Stevenage v Gillingham

Millwall v AFC Fylde

Aldershot v Bradford

Walsall v Fleetwood

Bury v Wigan

Portsmouth v Macclesfield

Sheffield Utd v Worcester City

Barwell or AFC Rushden and Diamonds v Grays or Welling

Halifax or Guiseley v Wycombe

Crawley v Luton

Doncaster v Stalybridge Celtic or North Ferriby United

Didcot v Exeter

Dagenham and Redbridge v Morecambe

Leyton Orient v Staines Town

Gainsborough Trinity v Shrewsbury

Maidstone v Yeovil

Braintree v Oxford United

Whitehawk v Tranmere or Lincoln

Accrington v York

Scunthorpe v Southend

AFC Wimbledon v Forest Green Rovers

Plymouth v Carlisle

FC United of Manchester v Chesterfield

Rochdale v Swindon

Wealdstone v Colchester

Ties will take place on November 6,7 and 8

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