PLYMOUTH Argyle have missed out on a money-spinning FA Cup third round tie against Premier League opposition.
Instead, the Pilgrims will be away to League One outfit Port Vale on the weekend of January 4/5.
It promises to be a difficult task for Argyle in the Potteries, with Vale currently in ninth position in League One.
Vale have beaten non-League opposition twice to reach the third round of the FA Cup.
They won 4-0 away to Shortwood United last month before defeating Salisbury City 4-1 at Vale Park on Friday.
Argyle have never met the Staffordshire club in the FA Cup.
However, they did play at Vale Park in a League Two game in January, losing 4-0 after an early red card to striker Nick Chadwick.