Fleetwood Town last out to earn away tie at Gloucester

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Fleetwood Town will face non-league Gloucester City in the first round of the FA Cup.

The Conference North side will host Graham Alexander’s men at Cheltenham Town’s Waddon Road ground on the weekend of November 9.

The two sides last met in the 2009/10 campaign, Fleetwood winning both games that season, including a 2-1 victory on the road.

It will be Graham Alexander’s first FA Cup game in charge of Fleetwood.

He took the helm at Highbury after Micky Mellon’s sacking on the day of the club’s exit from last year’s competition – a home defeat to Aldershot.

And the Fleetwood boss was left on tenterhooks, his side the last out of the bag.

“It took long enough and it is a bit of a strange one for us,” he admitted.

“ We don’t know a great deal about Gloucester at the moment but we will get as much information as possible before the game.

“They will come into the game looking to win, it is a big occasion for them as well as ourselves. The FA Cup is the best cup competition in the world.

“We are expecting a competitive game and they have come through a few games to get this far so they certainly won’t be looking at it as a day out.

“It is another long journey for us, but we will do our home work and we will be prepared when it comes around.”