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Rovers to host Scunthorpe

17 June 2014

Rovers have been drawn at home to Scunthorpe United in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Gary Bowyer’s side, who were seeded in the draw, will host the League One new boys during the week commencing Monday August 11th.

The two teams have only ever met twice in their history, during the 1972-73 Third Division season, when Rovers won 3-0 at Ewood Park, before drawing 1-1 at the Old Show Ground.

Rovers were knocked out at the first round stage last season, losing 4-3 on penalties to Carlisle United after the match at Brunton Park ended 3-3 after extra-time.

Scunthorpe, who secured automatic promotion last season after finishing second in League Two, also lost on penalties in the first round, going down 5-4 away to Barnsley after the game ended goalless.

Fixtures for the 2014-15 Sky Bet Championship campaign will be announced at 9am tomorrow morning.

First Round draw in full:

Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough
Shrewsbury Town v Blackpool
Sheffield Wednesday v Notts County
Tranmere Rovers v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United v Accrington Stanley
Bolton Wanderers v Bury
Rochdale v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Fleetwood Town
Carlisle United v Derby County
Port Vale v Hartlepool United
Morecambe v Bradford City
Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra
Chesterfield v Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers v Scunthorpe United
Burton Albion v Wigan Athletic
York City v Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United v Mansfield Town
Reading v Newport County
Bristol City v Oxford United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town
Coventry City v Cardiff City
Luton Town v Swindon Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Brentford
Charlton Athletic v Colchester United
Crawley Town v Ipswich Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Northampton Town
Yeovil Town v Gillingham
Milton Keynes Dons v AFC Wimbledon
Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth
Stevenage v Watford
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Birmingham City v Cambridge Untied
Portsmouth v Peterborough United
Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers
Southend United v Walsall

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