One club will receive a bye to round two of the FA Cup when the first-round draw is made on Thursday, following Bury's removal from the competition.


The Shakers were expelled from the English Football League - and subsequently the cup - in August.


The 47 remaining League One and League Two clubs will join 32 non-league outfits in the first round in November.


The club that receives the bye will also be awarded the £36,000 prize money for a first-round winner.


The final club left in the pot during the draw will receive the bye.


When then-holders Manchester United did not compete in the 1999-2000 FA Cup campaign because of the FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, a "lucky losers" system was used rather than awarding a team a bye.


In that year, with an odd number of teams involved in the third-round draw, Darlington were selected at random from the 20 teams who had been knocked out in the second round and lost 2-1 at Aston Villa.



At least they all actually played a game back then unless I’m missing something?
And whoever draws us will be getting a bye😮