Football - Blackpool return for Grayson

Blackpool have been drawn to play at local rivals Preston in the first round of the Capital One Cup as Simon Grayson returns to his former club.

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It will be the first meeting between the two sides since they played out a goalless draw in a Championship fixture in February 2010.

Preston beat Huddersfield 2-0 at home in the first round last season and upset Crystal Palace 4-1 at Deepdale in round two before losing to Middlesbrough at the next stage.

Blackpool were a victim of giant-killers Morecambe in the opening round last season, losing 2-1 to their seaside rivals at Bloomfield Road.

All ties are to be played during the week commencing August 5.

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