Cobblers to face Bristol City in Carabao Cup second round

The Carabao Cup trophy.The Carabao Cup trophy.
The Carabao Cup trophy.
Winners of tie will host Villa or Burton in round three

Cobblers have been drawn away to Bristol City in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Robins, who finished 12th in the Championship last season and recently appointed Dean Holden as manager, reached round two with a 2-0 home win over Exeter City.

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Town will make the trip to Ashton Gate to take on Championship opposition for the second round running following their impressive 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Cobblers last visited Bristol City in 2007 when they were beaten 1-0 in a League One fixture. City lead the head-to-head battles with 34 wins to Northampton's 24.

Cobblers boss Keith Curle played over 100 times for Bristol City between 1984 and 1987.

The EFL Cup second round ties will be played in the week commencing September 14.

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The third round draw also took place on Sunday and the winners of Northampton's game against Bristol City were given a home tie against either Burton Albion or Aston Villa. That tie is due to be held a week later.

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