By Mark Smith

1st Dec, 2020 | 5:30pm

'Wanted a bigger club' - Crawley boss jokingly responds to FA Cup & Leeds draw

Leeds United will travel to Crawley Town in the third round of the FA Cup after the draw was completed on Monday evening.

The Whites will take on the League Two club in the second weekend of January next month, in what seems a favourable draw.

Marcelo Bielsa will likely take this chance to utilise a number of his rarely-seen players, as well as some fresh faces in the under-23s.

How about the Crawley reaction?

The Red Devils’ boss John Yems has jokingly suggested that his side wanted a “bigger club” in the competition after their whirlwind start.

“I wanted a bigger club,” he told the West Sussex Gazette.

“Seriously, you couldn’t have asked for more. It’s obviously a tough game but let’s hope a few more fans will be able to come. It will be the biggest game at home in the club’s history.”

Crawley will have fans at the People’s Pension Stadium and they will not want to send them home unhappy against a big Premier League side.

It will be a massive opportunity for both clubs.

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Leeds will see the FA Cup as a tournament that they could potentially win after their promotion, and the lower opposition they face, the odds of them getting further become more favourable.

As for Crawley, Yems did go on to admit that it will be the biggest game in their history and they will be raring to cause to an upset.

Hopefully, the days of the Whites losing against the likes of Histon and Sutton are behind us, and we can get through this one stress-free.

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