EFL Cup first round draw confirmed

The draw for the first round of the 2018-19 EFL Cup has been made today.

New Derby County manager Frank Lampard will take his side to Oldham Athletic after facing Reading and Leeds United in the Championship.  The former England international won the trophy twice as a player.

Ties will be played on the week commencing Monday 13 August with all first round matches being settled on the night.

Other notable matchups include Aston Villa going to League Two side Yeovil Town and last season’s semi-finalists in a local derby with Plymouth Argyle.

The first round draw was made in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam this morning.  The 36 fixtures are as follows:

Northern section

Blackpool vs Barnsley
Carlisle United vs Blackburn Rovers
Crewe Alexandra vs Fleetwood Town
Grimsby Town vs Rochdale
Leeds United vs Bolton Wanderers
Macclesfield Town vs Bradford City
Mansfield Town vs Accrington Stanley
Middlesbrough vs Notts County
Nottingham Forest vs Bury
Oldham Athletic vs Derby County
Port Vale vs Lincoln City
Preston North End vs Morecambe
Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United vs Hull City
Shrewsbury Town vs Burton Albion
Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday
Tranmere Rovers vs Walsall

Southern section

Bristol City vs Plymouth Argyle
Bristol Rovers vs Crawley Town
Cambridge United vs Newport County
Cheltenham Town vs Colchester United
Exeter City vs Ipswich Town
Millwall vs Gillingham
Milton Keynes Dons vs Charlton Athletic
Norwich City vs Stevenage
Oxford United vs Coventry City
Portsmouth vs AFC Wimbledon
Queens Park Rangers vs Peterborough United
Reading vs Birmingham City
Southend United vs Brentford
Swindon Town vs Forest Green Rovers
West Bromwich Albion vs Luton Town
Wycombe Wanderers vs Northampton Town
Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa