Bolton Travel to Blackpool in EFL Cup First Round

  • June 22, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will travel to Blackpool in the opening week of the new season, after the sides were drawn together in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Wanderers will travel to Bloomfield Road in the week commencing August 8, 2016, looking to improve on their exit at the first hurdle last season - when they were beaten 1-0 by Burton Albion at Macron Stadium.

The two clubs have never previously met in the competition, although have faced off on no fewer than eight occasions in the FA Cup, with Bolton winning on five of those instances.

Their most recent meeting was in April 2015, when they played out a 1-1 draw in a Championship fixture at Macron Stadium. Michael Jacobs opened the scoring early on for the Tangerines, who were denied victory at the death when Eidur Gudjohnsen slotted home deep into stoppage time.

2016/17 EFL Cup First Round Draw

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 Untied 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

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8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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