A look ahead to the FA Cup.

The Bloods are back in FA Cup action this weekend when they take on Blackpool side Squires Gate in the FA Cup preliminary round at the Butchers Arms (Ko 3.00pm)

They will be hoping to get further in the competition than last year when they reached the second qualifying round before falling heavily at Lancaster City.

Their opponents , who play in the North west Counties Premier Division,have already got past one round having beaten West Didsbury and Chorlton in the competition’s extra qualifying round two weeks ago.

If the game goes to a reply it will take place in ten days time in the week commencing the 3rd September.