Reds in the Cup

Last updated : 06 January 2004 By Martyn Elliott

After winning at one of the venues where we rarely triumph in the third round we could have hoped for a much kinder draw, but with the pressure growing on Gerard Houllier and his under-performing side it could just be a good time to face them.

As for the draw itself Ian Rush drew out the home sides, while Steve Guinan became the latest Hereford United player to punish us in the FA Cup by picking us out.

Special mention should go to the BBC’s host Mark Pougatch who asked Rush a series of questions about his former club Liverpool, seemingly having done what many of us would love to be able to do and totally erased the memory of the tachey Welshman’s woeful spell at St James’ Park.

Full fourth round draw:

Manchester City or Leicester v Tottenham Hotspur

Swansea City v Preston or Reading

Northampton or Rotherham v Manchester United

Kidderminster or Wolves v West Ham United

Arsenal v Middlesbrough

Coventry City v Accrington Stanley or Colchester

Ipswich Town v Sunderland

Luton Town v Tranmere or Bolton

Liverpool v Newcastle United

Burnley v Gillingham

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United

Portsmouth v Barnsley or Scunthorpe

Everton v Fulham

Telford United v Millwall

Southend or Scarborough v Watford or Chelsea

Birmingham City v Wimbledon or Stoke City

Ties to be played the weekend of January 24 and 25.