Northampton Town to host MK Dons in Capital One Cup

The Cobblers players celebrate Jake Robinson's goal in the 1-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over MK Dons last season
The Cobblers players celebrate Jake Robinson's goal in the 1-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over MK Dons last season

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.

Full draw:

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.