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Tottenham Hotspur Draw Cheltenham Town In FA Cup Third Round

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Hopefully, Cheltenham Town's players will have looks on their faces like this in January.
Hopefully, Cheltenham Town's players will have looks on their faces like this in January.

Upset about going out of the Europa League because the youngsters have lost opportunities to play in competitive fixtures? Well, they're going to get at least one more run-out. The FA Cup Third Round fixtures will be played the weekend of January 7-8, and Tottenham Hotspur have drawn League Two outlet Chelenham Town. Cheltenham had a poor season last year, but are currently in the promotion race in England's fourth division.

After the flurry of tough fixtures that is the holiday period, Harry Redknapp will almost certainly be looking to give his senior players some rest in this match. Expect the likes of Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend, Ryan Fredericks and Harry Kane to get one last run-out in a Spurs shirt in the 2011-12 season before they head out on loans for the remainder of the campaign.

Happy about the draw? I can't imagine anyone wouldn't be. The highlight of the draw is a Manchester Derby. You can find the entire FA Cup Third Round draw right here.