Town to face Chester

IPSWICH Town will now play Chester City in the third round of the FA Cup after Bury were kicked out of the competition.The Shakers were expelled for fielding an ineligible player, although they can appeal and if they do so a hearing will be heard on Thursday, December 28.

By Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town will now play Chester City in the third round of the FA Cup after Bury were kicked out of the competition.

The Shakers were expelled for fielding an ineligible player, although they can appeal and if they do so a hearing will be heard on Thursday, December 28.


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The League Two club were penalised after on-loan Stephen Turnbull from Hartlepool, was included in the Bury side for the second-round replay against Chester on December 12.

Bury played Turnbull without receiving the required permission from Hartlepool and lodging that permission with the Football Association - also failing to comply with the required timescales for registration of players for the competition.

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The Blues have never played at Chester's Deva Stadium, although have met them once before in the FA Cup, with Town emerging 2-1 winners at Portman Road.

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