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U's to host Blades in FA Cup
Colchester United will play League One rivals Sheffield United in the first round of this season's FA Cup.
The U's host the Blades at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, after the draw was made today.
Colchester boss Joe Dunne said: “It’s a big game for us and a good game.
“We know each other and we’re playing a Sheffield United team who we’ve played regularly over the last two or three seasons.
“I think people will see a good game and an entertaining game of football."
Colchester drew 1-1 with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, earlier this season.
The Blades have just changed their manager, with Nigel Clough taking over from David Weir who was sacked earlier this month.
The tie will take place on the weekend of November 9 and 10.
See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's 1-0 win over Peterborough United.
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