THE FA Cup second round tie between Slough Town and Rochdale has been selected for live TV broadcast by BT Sport it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The tie will take place at Arbour Park on Monday, December 4 with a 7.45pm kick-off and the news is great for the club according to Rebels joint-manager Jon Underwood.

He told the Observer: “It just keeps on getting better and better and it’s a very exciting time for the club.

“We hoped we would have a good chance of live television but they seemed to take forever to finalise it.

“It’s great for the club and personally something that I wanted to tick off so we’re going to enjoy it.

“You see it very season, a non-league club doing well in the FA Cup and getting themselves on television, and Neil (Baker) and I always said that at some point that would be us.

“Rochdale are four leagues above us in League One but we still think we’ve got a chance at home.”

It means that Slough will also be in the hat for the third round draw, when clubs from the Premier League and Championship enter the competition, which could be made at Arbour Park prior to kick-off.

Underwood, a Tottenham Hotspur supporter, admits it could be a great achievement or a distraction to know the results of the draw and he explained will be important to remain focused on the match against Rochdale.

He said: “To say we’ve been in a cup draw with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham would be another achievement, but it can also be a bit of a distraction.

“The lads will be warming up on the pitch in preparation for the game of their lives when the draw is made. It could be a great motivation but let us hope it’s not a distraction, but there’s nothing we can do about it.

“It could work in our favour to know who you might play but it’s going to be quite a surreal evening.

“We’ve just got to hope the lads focus on the game they will be playing in and try to shield them from what’s going on around them.

It will be a game we’re trying to win so we must keep the players focused.”

The match is all-ticket and must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will commence at Arbour Park this season.

Season ticket holders will have first opportunity to purchase tickets. Each season ticket holder is entitled to purchase two tickets between 1-3pm at Arbour Park this Saturday, but the football club cannot guarantee reserved seat preferences.

Tickets will be sold (cash only) near turnstile one, past the west stand at the LHEA end of the ground.

Non-season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase one ticket per person after the final whistle on Saturday and with the production of a voucher that will be issued before kick-off this Saturday.

This means you will need to attend this match this Saturday in order to purchase a ticket for the FA Cup tie with Rochdale.

These tickets will be sold (cash only) from the Club Room (tea bar area) on the ground floor of the West Stand.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first served basis.

Details of the general sale of any remaining tickets and unallocated tickets will be announced after the match on Saturday.

Ticket prices start from £12 for adults, £8 for concessions, £6 for students and £3 for children. Infants under the age of four are free but a ticket will still need to be secured.

Parking and other matchday arrangements will be announced in due course.

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