Date: 25th October 2008 at 11:58am
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JOHN Coleman is hoping that his Accrington Stanley side can pull out a home draw when the Football Association Cup First Round draw is made on Sunday afternoon.

The draw will be made on ITV1 at 1pm on Sunday 26th October. But Stanley haven’t managed to make it past the first hurdle since 2003, with last season’s opposition Huddersfield coming from behind to win 3-2. In 2006 a 1-0 defeat away at Mansfield Town was Stanley’s fate, who will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.

A home draw of course would bring vital funding to the club, who would be boosted by gate receipts and merchandising, so it will be a nervous time in the Accrington Stanley offices tomorrow morning.

Gaffer Coleman told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I`d like a home tie and I`d like to have a bit of a run in the cup this year because we could certainly do with the finances.

“I know there`s a lot of other things going on in the current climate but to have so few Accrington fans there on Tuesday (against Shrewsbury) will effect us financially.

“So we need revenue from other streams and the FA Cup provides that.”

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