TOWN will visit Rochdale in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.

The tie, one of 40 at this stage, takes place at Spotland on Wednesday, November 5 (7.00).

Admission to see Graham Mitchell’s side in action will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.

His teenage charges will be aiming to better last season’s achievement of reaching the third round.

Town beat Hartlepool 4-3 at the Galpharm and Tranmere 2-1 at Prenton Park before bowing out after a 2-1 home defeat by Birmingham.

Town’s only previous Youth Cup meeting with Rochdale was in 2004-05, when they were 2-1 first-round winners at the Galpharm.

Town’s best years in a competition inaugurated in 1952-53 (they were beaten 3-2 at home to Bury that season, when the cup was won by Manchester United) were in the mid-seventies.

They reached the final in 1974, going down over two legs to Tottenham, and the semis 12 months later, losing to Ipswich.

Current holders of the trophy are Manchester City, who beat Chelsea 4-2 on aggregate in the final.

Town held City to a 2-2 draw in an FA Premier Academy League match earlier this season.

They drew 1-1 against Sheffield Wednesday at Storthes Hall on Saturday.