Valiants stand in Blades' way

Last updated : 16 June 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
0,,10673~3685324,00Last year, the Blades faced Vale in the opening round and drifted by them with a 3:1 success, but their Cup run ended at Arsenal in a 6:0 thumping.

Sheffield boasts three Football League clubs, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United, with the latter of course entertaining their faithful at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium.

The Blades, the Owls and the Millers have all been handed home ties against Port Vale, Rochdale and Derby County respectively, which will lead to the dates of the fixtures being change slightly. The accomodated dates will be announced shortly.