Plymouth Argyle to play Huddersfield Town in FA Cup third
round
The John Smith's Stadium under the lights makes for a spectacular viewing / Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

Plymouth Argyle will travel to Championship outfit Huddersfield Town in the next round of the FA Cup.

The Pilgrims have endured a tough run in the competition so far, facing Charlton Athletic and Lincoln City, and Monday’s draw hasn’t been any easier.

This is the first time since 2015, when Argyle locked horns with Liverpool and earnt a replay, that Plymouth have made it to the third round. 

The fixture will be played on the second weekend of the new year and the winners will net a much needed £82,000 prize.

The sides earned promotions of out their respective leagues in the 2016/17 season before both crashing back down a division in 2018/19.

Now, with the Pilgrims back in League One under the management of Ryan Lowe, just 21 places separate the clubs in the EFL.

  • About Huddersfield Town

The Terriers are undergoing a rebuild after their relegation from the Premier League - two seasons ago.

Under new management, with 37-year-old Carlos Corberan taking the reins in the summer, Huddersfield sit midtable in the Championship.

They have seemingly pushed on from last season’s relegation battle under Danny Cowley, with the Terriers currently eight points clear of the drop.

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22-year-old Josh Koroma is the man in form for Huddersfield with three goals in his last five appearances.

After an uninspiring loan spell at League One Rotherham United last season, the forward is starting to find his feet in the Championship.

  • Previous meetings

Both sides have played each other 52 times, with the Pilgrims only managing 13 wins.

The most recent clash came in 2011, where an Argyle side in free fall were beaten 3-2 after going two goals ahead in the match.

Plymouth have failed to win away at Huddersfield in their last six attempts, with their last victory coming back in 1986. Only veteran ‘keeper Luke McCormick and club captain Gary Sawyer were born at the time.

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