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blackburn 1000x500The Football League excelled itself tonight with another farcically run League Cup draw, one which has given us our first ever League Cup tie against League One club Blackburn Rovers.

While we sat and watched this week as we prepare for our opening game of the Premier League season, Blackburn recovered from their opening day defeat at Southend to beat League Two Coventry at the Ricoh Arena to win through to the next round and win this tie against us.

I said farcically run; they’ve had to change four of the ties with Brentford, Ipswich, Bristol City and Charlton originally having been drawn at home but now due to play away from home.

The game will be played in week commencing 21st August. I suspect the travel details will be fun.

The Full Draw

QPR v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Ipswich
Watford v Bristol City
Norwich v Charlton
Cheltenham v West Ham
Brighton v Barnet
Cardiff v Burton
Southampton v Wolves
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
MK v Swansea
Birmingham v Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall

Carlisle v Sunderland
Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday
Accrington v West Brom
Newcastle v Nottingham Forest
Newport v Leeds
Stoke v Rochdale
Huddersfield v Rotherham
Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe
Doncaster v Hull
Blackburn v Burnley
Sheffield United v Leicester
Aston Villa v Wigan
Barnsley v Derby or Grimsby

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