Newport County has drawn Welsh rivals, Swansea City in a headline tie from the opening First Round draw for the 2020-21 Carabao Cup.
League Two’s Newport County will host Swansea’s first at Rodney Parade for the first time since November 2006, despite having met the Swans’ under-21 team in 2016-17 and 17-18 EFL Trophy competitions.
This Welsh derby has seen both teams score in seven of last eight meetings in all competitions, adding extra spice to what is a headline tie from both Northern and Southern sections of the draw.
1991 winners, Sheffield Wednesday face a tough trip to the Banks’ Stadium as they face Walsall of League Two in the headline tie from the Northern section.
EFL newcomers, Harrogate Town will visit Tranmere Rovers in their first-ever League Cup tie, whilst National League winners – Barrow will face a difficult trip to Derby in their first League Cup tie since losing to Preston in August 1971.
Losing Championship Play-Off finalists, Brentford will begin life at the Brentford Community Stadium with a home tie against Championship newcomers, Wycombe Wanderers.
Two other all Championship clashes were also drawn as Nottingham Forest head to Barnsley, whilst Norwich City face a 207.4 mile round trip as they visit Luton.
QPR and Cardiff of the Championship both face tough opening round away trips to Plymouth and Northampton respectively.
First Round ties are to be played across weekend of 4-6 September 2020, unless international duty permits clubs to schedule their ties on alternative dates.
2020-21 Carabao Cup Round One Draw
Tranmere Rovers vs Harrogate
Crewe Alexandra vs Lincoln City
Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday
Rochdale vs Huddersfield Town
Preston North End vs Mansfield Town
Bolton Wanderers vs Bradford City
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers
Stoke City vs Blackpool
Fleetwood Town vs Wigan Athletic
Grimsby Town vs Morecambe
Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town
Derby County vs Barrow
Scunthorpe United vs Port Vale
Sunderland vs Hull City
Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley
Salford City vs Rotherham United
Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest
Oldham Athletic vs Carlisle United
Bristol City vs Exeter City
Plymouth Argyle vs QPR
Swindon Town vs Charlton Athletic
Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient
MK Dons vs Coventry City
Crawley Town vs Millwall
Stevenage vs Portsmouth
Peterborough United vs Cheltenham Town
Brentford vs Wycombe Wanderers
Northampton Town vs Cardiff City
Luton Town vs Norwich City
Birmingham City vs Cambridge United
Newport County vs Swansea City
Oxford United vs AFC Wimbledon
Reading vs Colchester United
Gillingham vs Southend United
Ipswich Town vs Bristol Rovers