Cobblers draw Blackpool at home in Capital One Cup

Cobblers boss Chris WilderCobblers boss Chris Wilder
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder
The Cobblers have been drawn at home against Sky Bet League One side Blackpool in the first round of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup.

Chris Wilder’s men will take on the Seasiders at Sixfields in the week beginning August 10.

Troubled Blackpool were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship in May, having endured a torrid season.

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Financial, on-field and off-the-pitch troubles saw the team at the foot of the table for the entire campaign, with their final match of the season against Huddersfield Town being abandoned halfway through due to a crowd protest at Bloomfield Road.

Manager Lee Clark lost his job following the relegation, and the Seasiders are now managed by Neil McDonald, former assistant manager to Sam Allardyce at West Ham United.

McDonald is currently busy strengthening a squad that was down to single figures this summer.

The Cobblers haven’t played Blackpool since April, 2007, when Stuart Gray’s side were hammered 4-1 in a league one match in the north west, with Simon Cox netting for Town.

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The Seasiders’ most recent visit to Sixfields was a 1-1 draw in November, 2006, Eoin Jess on the mark for the home side.

When Blackpool do come to town, the Cobblers will be be hoping they can repeat their form from the first round of last season’s competition, when Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 3-2 at Molineux.

The Cobblers will discover their league fixtures for the new campaign at 9am on Wednesday.

Capital One Cup full draw

Fixtures are to be played in the week commencing August 10, 2015

Carlisle United v Chesterfield

Nottingham Forest v Walsall

Fleetwood Town v Hartlepool United

Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion

Accrington Stanley v Hull City

Rochdale v Coventry City

Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough

Huddersfield Town v Notts County

Blackburn Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

Morecambe v Sheffield United

Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

Wigan Athletic v Bury

Northampton Town v Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday v Mansfield Town

Rotherham United v Cambridge United

Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End

York City v Bradford City

Port Vale v Burnley

Peterborough United v Crawley Town

Yeovil Town v Queens Park Rangers

Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham

Swindon Town v Exeter City

Bristol Rovers v Birmingham City

Ipswich Town v Stevenage

Luton Town v Bristol City

Charlton Athletic v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newport County

Brentford v Oxford United

Portsmouth v Derby County

Southend United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Milton Keynes Dons v Leyton Orient

Cardiff City v AFC Wimbledon

Millwall v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Reading

Dates and times will be confirmed by Tuesday, June 23, and televised fixtures will be selected and announced in due course.