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Northampton Town get plum tie in League Cup draw

Capital One Cup logo Photo: The Football League

League Two Northampton Town have landed a plum tie against Championship side and last season's finalists Cardiff in the First Round of the League Cup, which is now sponsored by Capital One.

The Cobblers, who clinched a famous League Cup win over Liverpool two seasons ago, will host Malky Mackay's team during week commencing August 13th.

League Two rivals Southend will also face Championship opposition in Peterborough United. That will take place at London Road.

As well as Northampton and Peterborough, Ipswich Town and Stevenage also have home ties - both against League Two sides - while Colchester and MK Dons will start their campaigns on the road.

Details of the ties involving the sides in the ITV Anglia patch are as follows:

Cheltenham v MK DONS

IPSWICH TOWN v Bristol Rovers

NORTHAMPTON TOWN v Cardiff City

PETERBOROUGH UNITED v SOUTHEND UNITED

STEVENAGE v AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town v COLCHESTER UNITED

To be played week commencing August 13th.

The cup ties will be a curtain raiser to the new football season, with the opening league matches scheduled for Saturday August 18th.

Norwich City is one of several Premier League clubs who will enter the draw at the Second Round stage.

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