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Rovers Drawn At Home In Carabao Cup

15 June 2018

Tranmere Rovers have been drawn with Walsall in the first round of the Carabao Cup, as drawn live from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam this morning.

All eyes will be on Andy Cook, the prolific striker who helped drive Tranmere back into the EFL last season before signing for the West Midlands club in League One. It also brings the return of  21 year old winger Josh Ginnelly to Prenton Park.

Importantly, the game will be played at Prenton Park, with the knockout tie set to be finished on the night. 

The two clubs last played on the 9th December 2014 in the Football League Trophy, with a 2-2 draw requiring penalties to separate the two sides, which Walsall edged 5-4.

The two sides have met often with a large portion of the last 15 years bringing multiple League One clashes between the two sides. Overall, since they first met in 1921, Tranmere have won 25, drawn 15 and lost 32, with the last win away in 2012.

Walsall finished 19th in League One last season, just five points above the relegation zone so it provides an intriguing clash of clubs and one which Tranmere will aim to mark their intent and ambition in the football league pyramid.

The game is scheduled to take place on the week commencing August 13th.

Ticket details to follow in due course.

The full Round One draw, which is regionalised to minimise travelling time for supporters, is as follows.

Rotherham United V Wigan Athletic

Tranmere Rovers V Walsall

Crewe Alexandra V Fleetwood Town

Scunthorpe United V Doncaster Rovers

Macclesfield Town V Bradford City

Grimsby Town V Rochdale

Sheffield United V Hull City

Nottingham Forest V Bury

Middlesbrough V Notts County

Sunderland V Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United V Bolton Wanderers

Carlisle United V Blackburn Rovers

Mansfield Town V Accrington Stanley

Port Vale V Lincoln City

Preston North End V Morecambe

Oldham Athletic V Derby County

Shrewsbury Town V Burton Albion

Blackpool V Barnsley

Millwall V Gillingham

Portsmouth V AFC Wimbledon

Cheltenham Town V Colchester United

Yeovil Town V Aston Villa

Southend United V Brentford

Reading V Birmingham City

Wycombe Wanderers V Northampton Town

Swindon Town V Forest Green Rovers

Norwich City V Stevenage

Exeter City V Ipswich Town

Milton Keynes Dons V Charlton Athletic

West Bromwich Albion V Luton Town

Bristol Rovers V Crawley Town

Bristol City V Plymouth Argyle

Cambridge United V Newport County

Queens Park Rangers V Peterborough United

Oxford United V Coventry City


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