Up for the cup?

by Stuart Vose

Third round draw to take place this weekend.

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup with Budweiser is set to take place this weekend.

Barclays Premier League and Npower Championship teams enter the competition at the third round stage with the ties to be drawn at around 2.40pm this Sunday, before Sunderland’s game at Norwich.

The Black Cats are number 37 in the draw, which will be televised live on ITV1.

Sunderland’s number is symbolic as they won the competition in 1937 and again in 1973.

Ties will be played over the weekend of January 5/6 2013.