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SWINDON TOWN: Wray delighted with Villa draw
SWINDON Town’s reward for reaching the fourth round of the Capital One Cup is a plum home tie with Premier League outfit Aston Villa.
The Robins were drawn to face Paul Lambert’s team last night after seeing off Burnley in round three on Tuesday, and will hoping to claim their fourth successive giant-killing in the competition this year, having already beaten Brighton, Stoke and the Clarets, when the two teams meet next month.
Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray was delighted with the draw.
He told the Advertiser: “Firstly, I hope tht Sky recognise it’s one of the ties of the round, you’ve got a big club in Aston Villa and an up and coming club in ourselves.
“There’s a real potential for an upset and it’s one of the stand-out ties of the round from that perspective.
“There’s the two big-hitters playing each other in Chelsea and Manchester United, but other than that it is probably the most attractive.
“Financially, you would hope for a packed County Ground and there’s also the potential for TV money as well.
“If ever there was an example to show just how far this club has come, looking at the draw with those 16 teams in it and seeing Swindon there is it.
“There’s 12 Premier League teams, a handful of Championship teams and it’s just ourselves and Bradford representing the lower leagues and I got a real buzz out of that.
“I know secretly Paolo wants to win this competition. Roll on the week of October 29.”