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Carabao Cup draw puts Hull City boss Adkins up against former club Sheffield United

WE'LL MEET AGAIN: Hull City manager Nigel Adkins heads back to BRamall Lane with the Tigers in the Carabao Cup.  Picture: Tony Johnson.
WE'LL MEET AGAIN: Hull City manager Nigel Adkins heads back to BRamall Lane with the Tigers in the Carabao Cup. Picture: Tony Johnson.
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HULL CITY manager Nigel Adkins has been handed a first return to Bramall Lane since his sacking at the end of the 2015-16 season after his Tigers side were handed a Carabao Cup first-round trip to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

The meeting is the pick of the ties involving White Rose teams, with the draw made in Vietnam on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, new Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will experience his first taste of the competition on home soil with the Whites to host Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers.

Elsewhere, an M180 derby sees Doncaster Rovers make the short trip to near-neighbours Scunthorpe United, while Sheffield Wednesday head to the north-east to face Sunderland, now managed by former St Mirren boss Jack Ross.

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne will face a reunion with one of his former clubs with the Millers hosting Wigan Athletic, with both sides promoted from League One in 2017-18.

There is also home comforts for Middlesbrough, who welcome Notts County.

New Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel has been handed a trip to the seaside, with the Reds visiting Blackpool, whose manager Gary Bowyer was recently linked with the Oakwell position.

Bradford City head to Football League returnees Macclesfield Town.

The ties will be played on the week commencing August 13.

First round draw, involving Yorkshire sides: Sheffield United v Hull City, Scunthorpe United v Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United v Bolton, Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough v Notts County, Rotherham United v Wigan Athletic, Blackpool v Barnsley, Macclesfield Town v Bradford City. Ties to be played in the week commencing August 13.