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Bournemouth boss Howe welcomes Sunderland Cup carrot

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is eyeing an FA Cup Third Round date with Sunderland.

Howe believes the possibility of a FA Cup tie with Sunderland is an added incentive for both the Cherries and Notts County to progress through the second round of the competition.

He told Bournemouth's Daily Echo: "You just want to progress. Both Notts County and us know the opposition in the next game and it is a great draw.

"We have got to try to get past Notts County and that won't be easy. With a trip to a Premier League club awaiting the winners, neither of us could have asked for much more.

"Sunderland are seventh in the Premier League and are a massive and well supported club. The FA Cup is a fantastic competition and this is the type of draw that you want to be in the third round for."

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