Chesterfield boss Martin Allen reveals who he wants in tonight’s FA Cup draw

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Martin Allen would like Chesterfield to be paired with ball number 26 in tonight’s FA Cup draw, but he doesn’t care if it’s at home or away.

The Spireites boss, whose men snapped their 13-game winless streak with an impressive 3-1 victory at AFC Fylde on Saturday to reach the first round proper, wants the draw to give him his first crack at Mansfield Town.

“A local derby versus a league club just down the motorway,” he said, when asked who he would like to see come out of the hat tonight as Town’s opponents.

“At home or away, it won’t matter.”

Other potential draws include a reunion with former assistant manager Steve Eyre, now at Fleetwood Town (ball 19), perhaps the plum tie of the round in Sunderland (ball 43) and local neighbours, who now boast ex Spireite Sam Hird in their ranks, Alfreton Town (ball 61).

Rochdale are ball 38.

Chesterfield are ball number 53 for tonight’s draw, which will be televised on BBC2 at 7pm.

The first round is due to take place on the weekend of Saturday 10th November.

A win would hand Chesterfield £36,000 in prize money, to add to the £25,000 they picked up by coming from behind to overcome Fylde.

Tonight’s ball numbers

1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY

2 AFC WIMBLEDON

3 BARNSLEY

4 BLACKPOOL

5 BRADFORD CITY

6 BRISTOL ROVERS

7 BURTON ALBION

8 BURY

9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED

10 CARLISLE UNITED

11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC

12 CHELTENHAM TOWN

13 COLCHESTER UNITED

14 COVENTRY CITY

15 CRAWLEY TOWN

16 CREWE ALEXANDRA

17 DONCASTER ROVERS

18 EXETER CITY

19 FLEETWOOD TOWN

20 FOREST GREEN ROVERS

21 GILLINGHAM

22 GRIMSBY TOWN

23 LINCOLN CITY

24 LUTON TOWN

25 MACCLESFIELD TOWN

26 MANSFIELD TOWN

27 MILTON KEYNES DONS

28 MORECAMBE

29 NEWPORT COUNTY

30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

31 NOTTS COUNTY

32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC

33 OXFORD UNITED

34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED

35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

36 PORT VALE

37 PORTSMOUTH

38 ROCHDALE

39 SCUNTHORPE UNITED

40 SHREWSBURY TOWN

41 SOUTHEND UNITED

42 STEVENAGE

43 SUNDERLAND

44 SWINDON TOWN

45 TRANMERE ROVERS

46 WALSALL

47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS

48 YEOVIL TOWN

49 GUISELEY

50 WARRINGTON TOWN OR FC HALIFAX TOWN

51 CHORLEY OR BARROW

52 HARTLEPOOL UNITED

53 CHESTERFIELD

54 SOUTHPORT

55 YORK CITY

56 HARROGATE TOWN OR WREXHAM

57 GATESHEAD

58 STOCKPORT COUNTY

59 SALFORD CITY

60 SOLIHULL MOORS

61 ALFRETON TOWN

62 WOKING

63 HITCHIN TOWN OR LEATHERHEAD

64 CHIPPENHAM TOWN OR MAIDENHEAD UNITED

65 SLOUGH TOWN

66 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN OR OXFORD CITY

67 WESTON SUPER MARE

68 BOREHAM WOOD OR DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

69 METROPOLITAN POLICE

70 BROMLEY

71 ALDERSHOT TOWN

72 TORQUAY UNITED

73 BILLERICAY TOWN OR TAUNTON TOWN

74 HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH

75 SUTTON UNITED

76 EBBSFLEET UNITED

77 MAIDSTONE UNITED

78 HARINGEY BOROUGH

79 BARNET

80 DOVER ATHLETIC