The Cobblers have landed a home tie against MK Dons in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
The match will take place at Sixfields in the week commnecing August 5.
Npower League One outfit MK will be making their second trip to the home of the Cobblers in the space of 11 months, as they were beaten 1-0 in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in September, with Jake Robinson the scorer of the Cobblers goal.
The meeting will be only the fifth between the clubs that are separated by just 22 miles and a county border.
Town’s JPT win last season was the first they had managed, with the other three meetings - one in the JPT and two in league one - all going the way of MK.
The draw means the Cobblers have now been handed seven successive home draws in all cup competitions.
The last time they were drawn away was an FA Cup first round tie at Luton Town in 2011, which was lost and proved to be Gary Johnson’s final game in charge.
In last season’s Capital One Cup, the Cobblers enjoyed an excellent 2-1 win over npower Championship side Cardiff City, before losing in the second round to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Preston North End v Blackpool
Barnsley v Scunthorpe United
Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town
York City v Burnley
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Oldham Athletic v Derby County
Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers
Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United
Leeds United v Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town v Bradford City
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday
Port Vale v Walsall
Gillingham v Bristol City
AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth
Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City
Brentford v Dagenham and Redbridge
Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Southend United v Yeovil Town
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon
Swindon Town v Torquay United
Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle
Stevenage v Ipswich Town
Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Watford
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons
Leyton Orient v Coventry City
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Brighton and Hove Albion v Newport County
Ties to be played during the week commencing August 5 2013.