FA Youth Cup draw made

by Stuart Vose

Young Black Cats to head to East Anglia.

Sunderland will kick off their FA Youth Cup challenge with an away tie at Ipswich Town next month.

The club’s under-18s were paired with the Tractor Boys in Friday’s draw with both sides entering the competition at the third-round stage.

The young Black Cats were beaten at the third-round stage last year, suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of a strong Manchester City side at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park.

A date for the game has yet to be confirmed.