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Carabao Cup First Round Draw Takes Place On Friday

11 June 2018

First Team News

Carabao Cup First Round Draw Takes Place On Friday

11 June 2018

The first round draw for the 2018/19 Carabao Cup will take place on Friday 15th June.

The draw will take place in Vietnam at 10.45am UK time, as North End find out who they will face in the opening round of the competition. Preston North End will be ball number 26 in the draw.

There are changes to the process of the draw this time around, with teams still seeded in to Northern and Southern sections, but with no seeding for higher ranked sides as in previous seasons.

West Bromwich Albion will be included in the draw, while fellow relegated sides Stoke City and Swansea City will join the competition in the second round, alongside the Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe.

Another change to the competition ahead of the 2018/19 season is the removal of extra-time from every round, apart from the final. This change was voted for by EFL clubs, and matches tied at the end of 90 minutes will go straight to a penalty shootout.

The format of penalties will also revert to the traditional format, rather than the recently trialled 'ABBA' formula, which will no longer feature in EFL competitions.

North End will be in the North section with the ball numbers in this section as follows:

1. Accrington Stanley
2. Barnsley
3. Blackburn Rovers
4. Blackpool
5. Bolton Wanderers
6. Bradford City
7. Burton Albion
8. Bury
9. Carlisle United
10. Crewe Alexandra
11. Derby County
12. Doncaster Rovers
13. Fleetwood Town
14. Grimsby Town
15. Derby County
16. Leeds United
17. Lincoln City
18. Macclesfield Town
19. Mansfield Town
20. Middlesbrough
21. Morecambe
22. Nottingham Forest
23. Notts County
24. Oldham Athletic
25. Port Vale
26. Preston North End
27. Rochdale
28. Rotherham United
29. Scunthorpe United
30. Sheffield United
31. Sheffield Wednesday
32. Shrewsbury Town
33. Sunderland
34. Tranmere Rovers
35. Walsall
36. Wigan Athletic

We will announce North End's fate from the draw live on social media with details here on PNE.Com. 

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