Cobblers handed Barnsley trip in EFL Cup first round

Cobblers boss Rob Page
Cobblers boss Rob Page

The Cobblers have been handed a trip to Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Rob Page’s team, who are in the northern section of the competition, will travel to south Yorkshire in the week beginning Monday, August 8.

Barnsley were promoted to the second tier of English football via the play-offs, beating Millwall in the final at Wembley last month.

The draw means the Cobblers will be on the road for three of their first four matches in the opening 11 days of the new season.

The Sky Bet League One fixtures were released on Wednesday morning, and after an opening day home match against Fleetwood on August 6, the Cobblers face trips to Charlton Athletic on August 13 and Oldham Athletic on August 16.

The EFL Cup Round One draw in full

Carlisle United v Port Vale

Rotherham United v Morecambe

Accrington Stanley v Bradford City

Rochdale v Chesterfield

Mansfield v Blackburn Rovers

Barnsley v Northampton Town

Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday

Derby County v Grimsby Town

Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic

Scunthorpe United v Notts County

Doncaster v Nottingham Forest

Burton Albion v Bury

Fleetwood Town v Leeds United

Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury v Huddersfield Town

Preston North End v Hartlepool United

Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers

Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon

Bristol Rovers v Cardiff City

Coventry City v Portsmouth

Luton Town v Aston Villa

Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United

Cheltenham Town v Charlton Athletic

Birmingham City v Oxford United

Southend United v Gillingham

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town

Leyton Orient v Fulham

Ipswich Town v Stevenage

Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City

Walsall v Yeovil Town

Exeter City v Brentford

Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town

Barnet v Millwall

Reading v Plymouth Argyle

Newport Town v Milton Keynes Dons

All Round One matches are due to be played during the week commencing 8th August 2016