Blades could face Owls in Carling Cup!
There is a possibility that Sheffield United could unusually face city rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the season's First Round of the Carling Cup... After the Football League announced today (Monday) which teams were to be seeded and which were to be unseeded for the First Round draw, it saw Sheffield United placed in the seeded section and Sheffield Wednesday in the unseeded, allowing the chance for the Steel City rivals to face each other just three days into the campaign! The First Round of the League Cup is split into Northern and Southern sections, and then all teams are categorised as seeded or unseeded. The Blades could also face neighbours Chesterfield and Rotherham in the opening round, with the former already on next season's fixture list following their promotion from League Two. The details of the teams which are seeded and unseeded in the Northern section of the draw are below: Seeded 1.Barnsley2.Blackpool3.Burnley4.Carlisle United5.Coventry City6.Derby County7.Doncaster Rovers8.Huddersfield Town9.Hull City10.Leeds United11.Leicester City12.Middlesbrough13.Nottingham Forest14.Preston North End15.Rochdale16.Scunthorpe United17.Sheffield United Unseeded1.Accrington Stanley2.Bradford City3.Burton Albion4.Bury5.Chesterfield6.Crewe Alexandra7.Hartlepool United8.Macclesfield Town9.Morecambe10.Notts County11.Oldham Athletic12.Port Vale13.Rotherham United14.Sheffield Wednesday15.Shrewsbury Town16.Tranmere Rovers17.WalsallTies will be announced on Thursday morning at 10:00AM, with the fixtures to be played week commencing 8th August. Image copyright to Action Images
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