Derby County youngsters to face Gateshead in the third round of the FA Youth Cup
DERBY County will face non-League club Gateshead in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.
The tie will be played at Pride Park Stadium on Tuesday, December 11 (7pm).
A fine victory away to Arsenal saw Derby reach the fourth round last season, where they lost 2-1 to Manchester United.
Derby's under-18s have yet to win a league game this season. They have lost eight and drawn three of 11 fixtures and last Saturday they were defeated 3-2 by Barnsley after leading 2-0.
Gateshead have beaten Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers on the way to the third round.
They saw off Preston on penalties after a 1-1 draw and beat Doncaster 2-1 after extra-time.
Rams Academy manager Darren Wassall said: "Gateshead have pulled off two shocks already, so we will not be underestimating them. We will treat them with the respect they deserve.
"They are a very good side and the players will be told in no uncertain terms not to take them lightly."
Admission for Rams season-ticket holders is free' while non-season ticket holders will be charged £3.