SWINDON Town have been drawn at home to Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The current Premier League champions will visit the County Ground between January 7-10, 2022 after Town reached the third round for the first time in 10 years by beating Walsall 2-1 on Saturday.

Monday night's draw was made by Former Lionesses captain Faye White and former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman - two players who have won the FA Cup a combined 13 times.

After White lifted Swindon's ball number 55 from the glass bowl, Seaman pulled number 25 out to send one of the best clubs in world football to Wiltshire.

Manchester City are currently top of the Premier League and have qualified top of their Champions League group as well, with just an away tie against RB Leipzig left to play in Group A.

Ben Garner's men made it through the first round thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Crewe Alexandra, but if they are to repeat their heroics of 2012 - when Paul Benson's winner saw off then Premier League Wigan Athletic - Town will need to pull off arguably the greatest shock in the club's history.

Last season's Champions League runners up will almost certainly attract a capacity crowd to the County Ground, with tickets - which will be put on sale in due course - expected to sell out within hours of going on sale.

Reacting to the draw, Town CEO Rob Angus said: "My phone hasn't stopped ringing!

"It's going to be a big job for everyone at the club, but it's a really nice problem to have!

"It's a cracking draw. As a supporter too, it's brilliant to have one of the best teams in the world playing at the County Ground.

"I'm hoping for a packed-out County Ground, which I'm sure it will be, and just the buzz it will give the Town in the games leading up to it and on the day.

"And the exposure it will give the club on the world football stage is going to be fantastic.

"Hopefully it will be on TV, and with the way that Ben Garner has got the guys playing - it's a fantastic brand of football which will do great credit to Swindon Town Football Club.

"It's a great opportunity for us to make a mark and get the name of the club being talked about."

Ticket details will be announced by the club in due course, with season-ticket holders and other loyal fans expected to be given priority when they go on sale.