The draw for Round One of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup will take place this Thursday (20th June).
Live from Morrisons, Colindale, just a short distance from Wembley Stadium, the draw will be able to watch on the Carabao Cup Facebook page at 7pm, as well as in-store for lucky Morrisons, Colindale shoppers!
The draw will again be regionalised, with teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, as in 2018.
Matches are scheduled to take place in the week commencing Monday 12th August.
70 EFL Clubs will make up the draw for Round One, including Leyton Orient and Salford City, who both won promotion from the Vanarama National League last season.
Huddersfield Town will also enter the competition, while fellow Championship newcomers Fulham and Cardiff City will enter at the second-round stage.
Dale were 2-0 winners at Grimsby Town in the first-round last year, before narrowly losing out to Championship side Middlesbrough 2-1 in the second-round.
The draw will be conducted by two former EFL Cup winners, John Barnes and Ray Parlour.
Barnes commented: “I’m delighted to be involved in the Carabao Cup Round One draw this season, it’s a fantastic competition and Round One is always a great occasion for fans of EFL Clubs.
“They get an early glimpse of their summer signings and can be a good opportunity for families to get together and watch their local team thanks to how accessible the Cup is.”
On the Carabao Cup, Parlour said: “I always enjoy watching the Carabao Cup so it’s great to be involved in the Round One draw. Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned Carabao Cup winners this season.”
John Luck, CMO of Intercarabao UK said, “We’re delighted to be hosting the Carabao Cup Round One draw later this week with the help of our friends at Morrisons.
“We sell lots of our great tasting low sugar energy drinks in supermarkets, so we thought why not let football fans watch the draw whilst stocking up on Carabao?
“Even better still, we’re delighted that it means we can continue to keep the Cup as inclusive as possible by giving fans the chance to come along to watch live.
“We’ve held Carabao Cup Round One draws all across the globe in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City but it feels very exciting to us to bring it back to the UK this year.”
Don’t forget, the fixtures for the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One season are also released on Thursday, at 9am.