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Bolton Get League Two Opposition in the FA Cup


Bolton Wanderers have been handed a home tie in the first round of the FA Cup, as they welcome League Two side Plymouth Argyle to the University of Bolton Stadium.

The match will almost certainly be played on Saturday 9th November, but this will be subject to it being picked for television coverage, which surely won’t happen.

It’s the fourth season in a row Bolton will start their Cup campaign at home, and the first time we’ve been in at this round since 2016, when we got past Grimsby and Sheffield United before taking Crystal Palace to Selhurst Park for a replay.

It’s the first time we’ve played Argyle since January 1993, when we won 3-1 at Burnden Park in a Division Two game. We have only faced them once before in the FA Cup, a 4-1 away win in the fourth round back in 1935.

Quite poignantly, a large chunk of the Plymouth squad played for Bury last season, before following former Shakers boss Ryan Lowe down to Devon. They also have former Wanderers right-back Joe Riley. Plymouth are currently eighth in League Two.

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