THERE is an unusual look about the FA Cup third round this season.

For the first time in 67 years, no non-league clubs have made it to the stage when all the big boys appear.

The bottom two divisions have not had 44 teams still involved in January since the 1950/51 campaign.

And that means that City’s opponents Yeovil, currently 20th in League Two, are the lowest-ranked survivors.

There is a gap of 39 places between the two sides, one of the largest in the draw.

Yeovil have a proud FA Cup tradition from their non-league days – but they will have to do it the hard way if they are going to topple the Bantams.

Boss Darren Way will have to do without two regulars after they were sent off in last week’s loss to Crawley.

Midfielder Connor Smith and centre half Omar Sowunmi were both given their marching orders and Yeovil’s appeal to have the defender’s dismissal overturned failed.

Resources in the middle of defence have been further stretched by Sid Nelson’s return to Millwall at the end of his loan spell. He is set to move on to Chesterfield.

Way is also waiting to find out if Bournemouth will allow them to keep striker Sam Surridge and midfielder Matt Worthington, whose loan expired on New Year’s Day.

But he did boost his ranks today by signing Barnsley midfielder Jared Bird on loan.

Yeovil’s home loss to Harry Kewell’s Crawley was held up for ten minutes when a drone flew over the ground – a repeat of the scenario at Valley Parade last season when a game against Bristol Rovers was briefly halted.

Their form has certainly not hit the heights and they made hard work of seeing off a nine-man Port Vale to earn a shot at the Bantams. Yeovil needed extra-time before winning the replay 3-2 with a goal from former City loan striker Francois Zoko.

Only Chesterfield have a worse home record in League Two with Yeovil winning just twice in 13 attempts. Nine visiting sides have left Huish Park with maximum points.