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Rovers learn Carabao Cup fate

A trip to Cumbria for Rovers in the cup, with Brunton Park playing host

15 June 2018

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Rovers will face a trip to Carlisle United in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The clash against the Cumbrians is scheduled to take place during the week commencing August 13th.

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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