Royals host Brewers in Carling Cup
Albion were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history after being crowned Blue Square Premier champions. New Burton manager Paul Peschisolido, who was appointed last month, described the draw as "fantastic" for the Midlands club as they come up against a Royals side that reached the Championship play-offs last term. "It is wonderful for the club and for the players to make a name for themselves," he told Sky Sports News. "It's a fantastic draw. A lot of my players haven't even had an opportunity to play in the League so this will be a good chance to show what they can do." Torquay, who followed Burton into the Football League, also face Championship opposition after they were drawn away to Crystal Palace. Relegated West Brom, who were the top seeds in the regionalised draw, face a tricky tie away to Bury, who reached the League Two play-offs last term. Cash-strapped Darlington, who are due to come out of administration this summer, were handed further good news with a potentially money-spinning home tie against Leeds United. Ties will be played in the week commencing August 10. The draw for the first round of the Carling Cup is as follows:- Accrington Stanley v Walsall, Huddersfield v Stockport, Rotherham v Derby, Tranmere v Grimsby, Sheff Weds v Rochdale, Bury v West Brom, Notts County v Doncaster, Lincoln v Barnsley, Scunthorpe v Chesterfield, Coventry v Hartlepool, Darlington v Leeds, Preston v Morecambe, Crewe v Blackpool, Carlisle v Oldham, Nottm Forest v Bradford, Macclesfield v Leicester, Sheff Utd v Port Vale, Cardiff v Dag & Red, Wycombe v Peterborough, Southampton v Northampton, Barnet v Watford, Hereford v Charlton, Bristol Rovers v Aldershot, Millwall v Bournemouth, Gillingham v Plymouth, Colchester v Leyton Orient, Reading v Burton Albion, Exeter v QPR, Cheltenham v Southend, Brentford v Bristol City, Yeovil v Norwich, Crystal Palace v Torquay, MK Dons v Swindon, Swansea v Brighton, Shrewsbury v Ipswich.
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