Crawley head coach John Yems cannot wait for his side to test themselves against Premier League opposition on Sunday when they take on Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup at The People's Pension Stadium (1:30pm, BBC One).

The Reds go into the tie in great form as they are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions.

That run included knocking out League One side AFC Wimbledon in the previous round.

63 places separate Crawley, who are sixth in League Two, and Leeds, who are 12th in the Premier League.

However, Yems is excited for the challenge his side will face against Leeds.

He said: “I am looking forward to it 150 million percent because I think we have not got a lot to lose. Careers are made for players on games like this.

“I said to the boys earlier you are not playing the history, you are playing the current side.

"On Sunday, we are up against a Premier League side, which is a great way to test ourselves.

“It is a free punch as far as I am concerned, but do we want to be in the hat next week of course we do.

“Once again we are not going out to lose, we are going out to win and give them a good game of football.

“When all is said and done the best team will win.

“However, we will go out and enjoy it, how can you not enjoy playing against Leeds United at our ground?

“There will be TV cameras there so I will have to keep my language down, but it is all part and parcel of it.

"But if the lads or the club cannot enjoy it then we shouldn’t be in football.”

Crawley have found out who will referee their FA Cup tie against Leeds and it is a  familiar face to many Albion fans.

Peter Bankes, who controversially gave a penalty against the Segaulls in their defeat to Southampton, will be in charge.

The Reds have a mixed record when he has been in the middle.

On the three occasions he has taken charge of Crawley they have won one, drawn one and lost one.