Date: 11th June 2018 at 7:53pm
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Rotherham United are Ball 28 in the Northern Section for the draw for this coming season’s Carabao Cup which takes place this Friday (15th June) at 1045 British Time.

The draw, which takes place in Vietnam (yes I am rolling my eyes here), sees thirty-six teams in the Northern Section and thirty-four in the Southern Section.

The Northern Section Teams

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 Hull City
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

The competition’s first game will commence the week beginning 13th August – as a Miller I’m hoping for a home draw – although I’ve yet to go to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light (when we go up they come down and vice versa!) so I don’t suppose I’d really mind that, except for the mid-week travelling.

This season’s competition sees games take place over ninety minutes but there will be no extra time and the game will go straight to penalties, although the Final will see extra time played.  The EFL are not using the ABBA system of penalties this season – obviously confused too many people in the Checkatrade Trophy games last season!

Last season the Millers took on Lincoln City at the New York Stadium in the first round of this cup with goals from Jamie Proctor and Anthony Forde giving the hosts a two-one win. They were knocked out in the second round by Premier League side Huddersfield Town.


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