LUKE YOUNG is hoping Sunday’s FA Cup first round home tie against Rochdale goes better than his last game in the competition.

The Reds’ midfielder helped Wrexham reach round two last season where they faced Newport County in an all-Welsh clash.

Wrexham were the better side in the first game at The Racecourse and had chances to win but it ended in a goalless draw.

The replay at Rodney Parade was just 12 minutes old when Young was sent off following a late challenge and County scored four second half goals to progress to a third round clash with Premier League side Leicester City.

“It was one of them things,” said Young.”Did it change the game? You don’t know.

“I don’t think it was a red card but the referee obviously thought it was and we lost.

“We had a few tough games to get to the second round and it will be nice to put that to the back of my mind on Sunday!”

Captain Shaun Pearson admits Young's dismissal changed the game.

"We battered them in the first game and even in the replay we started okay," said Pearson.

"The sending off changed the game.

"We managed to get through to half-time without any scares but the goal just after half-time killed us.

"If we had got through 5-10 minutes of the second half without conceding it might have been a different story but we can take encouragement from the performance in the first game."