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Tottenham-Leicester FA Cup replay winner drawn away to Colchester in fourth round

Well, that went just about as well as you could hope for.

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Tottenham still have to get past a resilient Leicester City squad in the FA Cup third round replay, but whoever makes it through have been gifted a pretty good draw in the fourth round. Spurs/Leicester were drawn away to Colchester United in the fourth round of the world's oldest footballing tournament. The match will take place the weekend of January 30.

You never take an away match at a smaller club for granted, but this is a nice draw for Spurs if they get past Leicester City. Colchester are second from the bottom of League 1 with 20 points and are looking very likely to get relegated. Colchester is about a 90 minute drive from London, so not that far for supporters, and it would certainly allow Spurs to heavily rotate the squad again, giving more minutes to fringe members of the first team and opportunities for injured players to get some fitness back.

But first Spurs have to get past the Foxes. Spurs' 2-2 draw on Sunday means they'll play a return fixture at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, January 19.