The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup as 70 EFL clubs discover their opponents

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The Carabao Cup first round draw has been confirmed and there are some real tasty ties involved.This season’s competition has been forced to undergo an overhaul and schedule changes in an attempt to end it in the upcoming games roster.

The semi-finals have been reduced to one stage as we are set to see the first four rounds played out before the end of September.

Premier League clubs, as usual, won’t go into the pot until the second round, but several big clubs will still be included from the start.

Relegated Norwich was among those who removed the hat on Tuesday, along with the Brentford play-off finalists.

Here is the draw for the first round in full.




North section

Tranmere Rovers contre Harrogate Town

Crewe Alexandra contre Lincoln City

Walsall vs Sheffield mercredi

Rochdale contre Huddersfield Town

Preston North End contre Mansfield Town

Bolton Wanderers contre Bradford City

Blackburn Rovers contre Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City contre Blackpool

Fleetwood Town contre Wigan Athletic

Grimsby Town contre Morecambe

Middlesbrough contre Shrewsbury Town

Derby County vs Barrow

Scunthorpe United v Port Vale

Sunderland contre Hull City

Burton Albion vs. Accrington Stanley

Salford City contre Rotherham United

Barnsley contre Nottingham Forest

Oldham Athletic contre Carlisle United

Southern section

Bristol City vs City of Exeter

Plymouth Argyle vs. Queens Park Rangers

Swindon Town contre Charlton Athletic

Forest Green Rovers vs. Leyton Orient

MK Dons contre Coventry City

Crawley Town contre Millwall

Stevenage vs. Portsmouth

Peterborough contre Cheltenham Town

Brentford contre Wycombe Wanderers

Northampton Town contre Cardiff City

Luton Town contre Norwich City

Birmingham City contre Cambridge United

Newport County vs. Swansea City

Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon

Reading contre Colchester United

Gillingham contre Southend United

Ipswich Town contre Bristol Rovers

* All ties must currently be played on the weekend of September 5

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