It seems Port Vale fans are not over-impressed at the prospect of next month’s FA Cup third-round trip to Huddersfield Town.

The League One side thumped Hartlepool United 4-0 in the second round on Sunday.

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And fans were understandably hoping for plum home clash with a Premier League side.

Vale Supporters’ Club vice-chairman Mark Porter told the Stoke Sentinel: “It’s not the draw I would have wanted, in fact it is a bit underwhelming if I am honest.

“It’s like waiting all year for an Action Man for Christmas and getting a Barbie doll.

“I wanted a Premier League team or maybe Newcastle or Aston Villa from the Championship.

“But I am sure we can take a big following to Huddersfield and I think this is a game we can win.

“We also have some good memories at Huddersfield – there’s the 4-3 FA Cup win (in 2008/09), and also winning 4-0 there in the league in 1998 to stay up and send Stoke City and Manchester City down. How times change.”

Andy McCormack, editor of fanzine Derek I’m Gutted!!! said: “It’s not the most exciting draw because it’s not a money spinner and it will be a tough game against a team that have been doing quite well.

“I notice Tottenham was the ball drawn out after Vale – that one would have been nice.

“But Huddersfield is not far to go and I would expect us to take a good away following there.

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“Cup games are strange in that people will turn up in numbers for an away match but not go to the home games. It is one of life’s mysteries.

“I am looking forward to the game, it’s a ground I enjoy going to. Hopefully we will have a repeat of our 4-3 win there.”