SLOUGH Town have been drawn at home to League One club Rochdale in the second round proper of the FA Cup this season.

The Rebels welcomed BBC cameras to the Arbour Park Community Sports Facility on Monday when a large crowd of supporters joined the players and management team in anticipation of the draw.

A huge cheer went up when ball number 34, assigned to Slough, came out for a home tie, and again when it was confirmed Rochdale would be the visitors.

The match will be played sometime between December 1-4 and, according to Mark Chapman of the BBC, has a "good chance" of live tv coverage.

VIDEO: Here is the moment Slough Town were drawn at home to Rochdale in the FA Cup second round.

Speaking to the Observer moments after the draw was made, Rebels joint-boss Neil Baker said: "I'm delighted. We just wanted to be at home after going to Gainsborough, and preferably against a Football League side, and we got that.

"At home to League One opposition is a tremendous fixture for the club and I can't wait.

"To be honest, I would be shocked if it's not picked up for tv coverage. I would expect we would be on being one of the lowest rank sides."

Matt Lench was Slough's hat-trick hero in the incredible 6-0 win away at Gainsborough Trinity in the first round on Saturday.

He said: "I would have preferred a team in the lower leagues, maybe I was in the minority there, just to give us the best opportunity to get through to the biggest game against one of the Premier League clubs.

"Rochdale will be a really good side but to have them at home gives us the opportunity that maybe we would not have had if we went away."

Dan Brench is a member of the Slough Town Supporters Trust and added:"It's fantastic. It's as good a draw as we could have hoped for.

"There was a big cheer when we got a home draw and it will be fantastic to bring a League One club and pack this place out as best we can."

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