Date: 22nd June 2016 at 6:39pm
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The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Drawn live on Sky Sports and social media for the first time, 70 of the 72 Football League clubs are included, with Norwich and Newcastle drawn in the second round stage.

The second round also sees the Premier League teams come in, and round three, those competing in Europe this season.

The draw was seeded and split north/south.

In the draw, Charlton Athletic discovered that Cheltenham Town would be the opposition and the game is away in our first competitive trip to Whaddon Road.

The first round ties are set for the week commencing August 8, and the final is at Wembley on Sunday February 26, 2017.

North Section

Carlisle v Port Vale
Rotherham v Morecambe
Accrington v Bradford
Rochdale v Chesterfield
Mansfield v Blackburn
Barnsley v Northampton
Cambridge v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby v Grimsby
Oldham v Wigan
Scunthorpe v Notts County
Doncaster v Nottingham Forest
Burton v Bury
Fleetwood v Leeds
Sheffield United v Crewe
Shrewsbury v Huddersfield
Preston v Hartlepool
Blackpool v Bolton

South Section

Peterborough v AFC Wimbledon
Bristol Rovers v Cardiff
Coventry v Portsmouth
Luton v Aston Villa
Brighton v Colchester
Cheltenham v Charlton
Birmingham v Oxford
Southend v Gillingham
Wolves v Crawley
Leyton Orient v Fulham
Ipswich v Stevenage
Wycombe v Bristol City
Walsall v Yeovil
Exeter v Brentford
Queens Park Rangers v Swindon
Barnet v Millwall
Reading v Plymouth
Newport v MK Dons

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