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26 October 2020

JAKE Buxton was disappointed his team missed out on a home tie as the Brewers were drawn away to Barnet in the First Round of the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup.

It means a trip to London to play the National League side as the Brewers start their campaign in this year's competition.

The manager said: "We have had some good cup ties over the years and the aim is the same as always to try and go as far as possible and land a big tie at some point.

"But it won't be easy with some tough opposition standing in front of us. I know it's all changed at Barnet but I have played down there quite a bit in my early playing career and won't be easy.

"We have often been on the side of being the underdogs relishing the chance to take on clubs from higher divisions over the years and Barnet will be looking at it from that side of things now.

"From our side, it's a competition we will be taking seriously and want to make progress in so we will be doing our home work and making sure we are well prepared."

The Brewers have a dead rubber in the EFL Trophy on the Tuesday after the tie meaning Buxton doesn't have to think about managing his squad over two cup fixtures.

He said: "We would be going all out for it even if we had a big league game on the Tuesday. The FA Cup is a massive fixture for all the supporters and players so we will be giving it everything we have got.

"The players want to make progress to test themselves against higher opposition and also to bring financial rewards to the football club which is very important at this time."

The tie will be played on the weekend of November 6-8 with the actual date and time to be confirmed.

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