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Carlisle Cup clash confirmed

Date set for our game against the Cumbrian outfit at Brunton Park

21 June 2018

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A date has been set for our Carabao Cup clash against Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

The game against the Cumbrians will take place on Tuesday 14th August, kick-off 7.45pm for the first round encounter.

It'll be our first trip back to Brunton Park for a couple of years, with the last clash being in the Checkatrade Trophy back in 2016, with Rovers suffering a 2-0 defeat on the night.

EFL Clubs have voted to remove extra-time from every round, apart from the Final, from the start of the 2018/19 season, with matches tied at 90 minutes going straight to a penalty shoot-out.  The 2019 Final will feature extra time and penalties if required. 

The format of penalties will revert to the traditional format, as opposed to the recently trialled ABBA formula, which will no longer feature in EFL competitions.

VAR will again be utilised in the competition and can be incorporated for all games that are played at Premier League stadiums, while this season’s Final will take place on Sunday 24 February 2019 with the winners guaranteed a place in the Europa League in the following campaign.

Ticket details for the game will be announced in due course.

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