The Carabao Cup First Round Draw in Full

Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup is set to signal the beginning of a long-awaited new season as 70 teams battle it out in the first round. For the first time this year, in an enforced change due to scheduling, the first four rounds will take place in September. 

The first-round games involving League One and Two clubs will take place on September 5. However, if a fixture involves a Championship club, it will be rearranged for a later date due to the international break. 

Another rule change ahead of the season, to help ease the tight scheduling throughout the season, is the scrapping of the second leg in the semi-final ties.

Carabao Cup Draw 

North Section Draw

Tranmere Rovers v Harrogate Town

Crewe Alexandra v Lincoln City

Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday 

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town

Preston North End v Mansfield Town

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City v Blackpool 

Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic

Grimsby Town v Morecambe 

Middlesborough v Shrewsbury 

Derby County v Barrow

Scunthorpe United v Port Vale

Sunderland v Hull City

Burton Albion v Accrington Stanley

Salford City v Rotherham United

Barnsley v Nottingham Forrest

Oldham Athletic v Carlise United

South Section Draw

Bristol City v Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle v Queens Park Rangers

Swindon Town v Charlton Athletic 

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient 

MK Dons v Coventry City

Crawley Town v Millwall

Stevenage v Portsmouth

Peterborough United v Cheltenham Town

Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers

Northampton Town v Cardiff City

Luton Town v Norwich City

Birmingham City v Cambridge United

Newport County vs Swansea City

Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon 

Reading v Colchester United

Gillingham v Southend United

Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers 

Carabao Cup – Stand Out Games

With the draw complete, we can begin to take a look at some interesting games with a couple games, in particular, standing out. Those games, of course, Sunderland v Hull City and Newport County v Swansea City, a Welsh derby. It will certainly be a Carabao Cup competition to keep an eye on this season.

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