Palace draw Preston in Cup

Last updated : 09 January 2006 By Nik Taylor

Palace have landed an away trip to Preston in the draw for the fourth round of the F.A. Cup.

The draw will please few Eagles fans, who now face a long journey to one of the form teams in the Championship.

However, the chances of a replay at Selhurst Park look high. Preston have drawn nine of their 14 home league matches so far this season.

The game will be played on the weekend of 28/29 January.

Full fourth round draw:

Stoke/Tamworth v Barnsley/Walsall
Cheltenham/Chester v Newcastle
Coventry v Nuneaton Borough/Middlesbrough
West Brom/Reading v Torquay/Birmingham
Portsmouth v Liverpool
Leicester v Southampton
Bolton v Arsenal
Aston Villa v Port Vale
Brentford v Sunderland
Manchester City v Wigan/Leeds
Millwall/Everton v Chelsea
Preston N.E. v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Blackburn
Colchester v Derby
Charlton v Leyton Orient
Wolves v Burton Albion/Manchester United