League Cup: First-round draw - Leeds visit Fleetwood, Rovers host Forest

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) and team-mates celebrate with the trophy after victory in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) and team-mates celebrate with the trophy after victory in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London.
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LEEDS UNITED will break new ground in the opening round of the newly-named EFL Cup and will make their first ever journey to the Fylde coast to face League One outfit Fleetwood Town.

This afternoon’s first round draw has also served up an intruiguing tie for Doncaster Rovers, who welcome managerless Nottingham Forest - who famously triumphed 8-0 when they came to Doncaster in the opening round of the competition at the hosts’ old Belle Vue home in August 1997, while also winning 2-0 at Rovers in the competition in 2004.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town face banana-skin ties at Cambridge United and Shrewsbury Town respectively, with the Owls visiting the Abbey Stadium on Wednesday, August 10 - as they play their league opener with Aston Villa on Sunday, August 7

Leeds’s game at Fleetwood - who they have never previously played in any competition - sees a nostalgic return for left-back Charlie Taylor, who enjoyed an enriching campaign at the club on loan in 2013-14.

Other ties see Barnsley entertain Northampton Town, while Rotherham United play host to Morecambe.

Bradford City also head over the Pennines to Accrington, while Sheffield United play host to Crewe.

Ties to be played on the week beginning Monday, August 8.

Ties: Rotherham v Morecambe, Acrrington v Bradford, Barnsley v Northampton, Cambridge v Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster v Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United v Crewe, Shrewsbury v Huddersfield, Fleetwood v Leeds.