Huddersfield Town will be at home to Championship rivals Reading in the third round of the FA Cup – again!
It’s a repeat of last season’s tie at the same stage of the famous competition, when the Royals won 1-0 .
Nick Blackman’s goal settled a game seen by 7,980 and in which Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg was red carded.
Reading went on to reach the semi-finals, where they were beaten 2-1 by eventual winners Arsenal at Wembley.
This season, Town will be seeking revenge in what will be David Wagner’s first cup-tie as head coach. It is likely to take place on Saturday, January 9.
The German has already said he will treat cup-ties just as seriously as league games, while chairman Dean Hoyle would welcome any revenue generated by a cup run.
Town are 19th in the Championship after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Birmingham City while Reading, currently without a manager after sacking Steve Clarke, are 11th.
They were beaten 1-0 at home to Queens Park Rangers in their most recent game last Thursday, and have won only one of their last eight league matches.
That spell includes a 2-2 home draw with Town in what was Chris Powell’s last game as manager.
It’s the third time the teams have met in the FA Cup, with Reading also winning in round three back in 1985-86.
After a goalless draw at Leeds Road, the Berkshire side were 2-1 victors after extra time in the replay at Elm Park.
It’s one of six all-Championship clashes among the 32 ties.