Plymouth Argyle will face Huddersfield Town in their first appearance in the third round of the FA Cup since 2017.
The draw was conducted by Robbie Savage, and Argyle were drawn as the away side by the former Leicester and Derby midfielder. That means the game will take place at the John Smith’s Stadium on the weekend of 9th/10th January. Again, there will be no replays, so the tie will have to be settled on the day, with extra time and penalties an option if necessary.
The two sides will meet for the first time since the 2010/11 season, when the Terriers triumphed 3-2 over the Greens in a League One clash. The two sides have been travelling in different direction since then, with Huddersfield having a couple of seasons in the Premier League and Argyle having two spells in League Two. The overall record also isn’t too kind to the Pilgrims – they’ve won just 14 of the 52 meetings between the sides, losing 25 with 13 draws.
Should Argyle progress against their Championship opponents, they’ll play in the fourth round of the competition for the first time in 13 years. Back in 2008, the Greens lost 2-1 away at Portsmouth, with Pompey going on to win the competition. Argyle beat Hull in the third round that year.