Carlisle United to face Paul Simpson's former club in Carabao Cup

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Paul Simpson (Photo: Richard Parkes)
Paul Simpson (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Carlisle United will face Shrewsbury Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Blues will face the League One side on the week commencing August 8.

It will be a return to Shropshire for manager Paul Simpson, who previously managed the Shrews between March 2008 and April 2010.

The two teams met last season, with Shrewsbury coming out 2-1 winners in the second round of the FA Cup.

Carlisle fell at the first hurdle in the Carabao Cup last season as they were knocked out by Sheffield United in the first round of the competition.

Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe will join the competition in Round Two - along with Burnley and Watford - with those competing in Europe to join in Round Three.

The full first round draw is below:

Northern Section

Blackburn Rovers v Hartlepool United

Harrogate Town v Stockport County

Bolton Wanderers v Salford City

Morecambe v Stoke City

Blackpool v Barrow

West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland

Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra

Mansfield Town v Derby County

Accrington Stanley v Tranmere Rovers

Middlesbrough v Barnsley

Bradford City v Hull City

Rochdale v Burton Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Lincoln City

Huddersfield Town v Preston North End

Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United

Port Vale v Rotherham United

Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic

Southern Section

Norwich City v Birmingham City

Coventry City v Bristol City

Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Cardiff City v Portsmouth

Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers

Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers

Walsall v Swindon Town

Ipswich Town v Colchester United

Luton Town v Newport County

Reading v Stevenage

Plymouth Argyle v Peterborough United

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Cheltenham Town v Exeter City

Milton Keynes Dons v Sutton United

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

Cambridge United v Millwall

Oxford United v Swansea City

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