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Capital One Cup Round 1 draw highlights

17 June 2014

Following the Capital One Cup Round 1 draw, we look at the pick of the opening ties

The stand-out game in Round 1 of the 2014/15 Capital One Cup sees Bolton Wanderers host Bury in a Greater Manchester derby.

The two sides, whose grounds are separated by just 12 miles, last met in October 2002 - also at the Reebok Stadium and in this very competition - when Bury edged a 1-0 victory.

Their head-to-head record stands at 28 wins each with 16 draws, but Bolton, of the Sky Bet Championship, will go into the tie against League 2's Bury as favourites.

Milton Keynes Dons are to host AFC Wimbledon for the second ever meeting between the two clubs. Their only encounter to date saw MK Dons win 2-1 at stadiummk in the FA Cup back in December 2012.

Micky Mellon will take Shrewbsury Town to his former club Blackpool. Mellon, who turned out as a player for the Tangerines from 1994 to 1997, was announced as the boss of the Shrews in May of this year.

Rochdale will make the short trip across to Preston North End in a clash between two Sky Bet League 1 outfits, while Accrington Stanley have been drawn away at Leeds United.

Luton Town and Cambridge United are the two new teams in the Capital One Cup following their promotion from non-league during the 2013/14 campaign. The Hatters, who won the League Cup in 1987/88, will welcome Swindon Town to Kenilworth Road in Round 1, with United making the trip to two-time winners Birmingham City.

The Blues against the U's is just one of 14 Round 1 ties that pits Championship opposition against a side from League 2.

Of the trio relegated from the Premier League, Cardiff City are away at Coventry City, while Fulham and Norwich City won't enter the draw until Round 2. Premier League teams who aren't in European competition will also join the competition at that stage.

The final seven clubs, who are all European action this season, will then begin their tournament in Round 3.

Round 1 fixtures are scheduled to take place during the week beginning Monday 11th August.


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