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What about Hartlepool?! BBC confess love for Salford City

The BBC cameras will again follow Salford City for their FA Cup second round tie with Hartlepool United.

BBC lead executive for football Mark Cole believes Salford's story has captured the imagination of the viewing public.

"There is clearly a real interest from the audience in Salford's progress and whether a team from the seventh tier can make it to the third round for the first time in their history," he said.

The part-timers from the Northern Premier League Premier Division - who are co-owned by former Manchester United players Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt - beat Sky Bet League Two side Notts County 2-0 in the first round.

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