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Rovers learn Carabao Cup fate

The draw took place this evening for round one of the competition

20 June 2019

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Rovers have been handed a home draw against Oldham Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The clash against the League Two side will take place at Ewood Park the week commencing Monday 12th August.

Rovers last faced the Latics during the 2017-18 promotion campaign, with second-half strikes from Charlie Mulgrew and Adam Armstrong securing a 2-2 draw on home soil, following a 1-0 defeat at Boundary Park earlier in the season.

The only previous meeting between the two teams in the League Cup came back in 2001, when goals from Matt Jansen and Darren Dunning secured a 2-0 win for Rovers at Ewood Park, en route to lifting the trophy with victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the final in Cardiff.

Last season saw Rovers reach round three of the competition, as we hurdled the challenges of League Two sides Carlisle United and Lincoln City, before bowing out late on at Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.

The full draw can be viewed below:

Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
Wigan Athletic v Stoke City
Port Vale v Burton Albion
Nottingham Forest v Fleetwood Town
Bradford City v Preston North End
Blackpool v Macclesfield Town
Rovers v Oldham Athletic
Mansfield Town v Morecambe
Accrington Stanley v Sunderland
Scunthorpe United v Derby County
Rochdale v Bolton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
Middlesbrough v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
Sheffield Wednesday v Bury 
Salford City v Leeds United
Barnsley v Carlisle United

Colchester United v Swindon Town
AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Wycombe Wanderers v Reading
Charlton Athletic v Forest Green Rovers
Gillingham v Newport County
Stevenage v Southend United
Luton Town v Ipswich Town
Walsall v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town
Brentford v Cambridge United
Coventry City v Exeter City
Swansea City v Northampton Town
West Bromwich Albion v Millwall
Portsmouth v Birmingham City

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

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