FA Cup third-round: Newport draw Blackburn, Swansea face Oxford

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The FA Cup third-round ties were drawn in Cardiff

Newport County's first FA Cup third-round appearance as a reformed club will be at home to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

Monday's third-round draw also pitted Swansea City away to current League Two leaders Oxford United, while Cardiff will host either Grimsby or Shrewsbury.

The ties will be played between 8-11 January 2016.

Cardiff are Wales' most successful FA Cup side, winning the 1927 competition and reaching the 1925 and 2008 finals.

Swansea lost 3-1 at Newport's opponents Blackburn in the fourth round last season.

The Exiles, who last appeared at this stage of the competition in the 1985-86 season, earned their home tie against Rovers with a 1-0 win at Barnet on Saturday.

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