Royals face Coppell cup reunion
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Happy days: Steve Coppell when he was manager of Reading FC.
READING FC are set to lock horns with legendary boss Steve Coppell in the FA Cup third round.
Royals have been draw away to Crawley Town where Coppell is now director of football.
The 57-year-old is revered at Madejski Stadium after taking Reading into the top-flight in 2006 for the first time in the club's history.
The former Manchester United winger is also a close friend of Royals manager Brian McDermott.
Crawley are currently ninth in League One and the cup tie will take place at Broadfield Stadim on the weekend of January 5/6.
FA Cup third-round:
Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United
Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Barnsley v Burnley
Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff
Blackburn v Bristol City
Bolton v Sunderland
Brighton v Newcastle
Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford
Charlton v Huddersfield
Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton
Crawley v Reading
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Derby v Tranmere
Fulham v Blackpool
Hull v Leyton Orient
Leeds v Birmingham
Leicester v Burton
Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool
Luton v Wolves
Manchester City v Watford
Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings
Millwall v Preston
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
Peterborough v Norwich
QPR v West Brom
Southampton v Chelsea
Swansea v Arsenal
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons
Tottenham v Coventry City
West Ham v Manchester United
Wigan v Bournemouth