Forest face County in derby opener

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Steve McClaren's first cup tie back in English football will see his Nottingham Forest side face local rivals Notts County at the City Ground.

The former England boss has succeeded Billy Davies at the midlands club and the Carling Cup first-round clash could be his first home game in charge.

League Two Aldershot have been handed a tough draw away to West Ham while Blackpool, the other relegated Premier League side in the draw, face a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

Defending champions Birmingham have been given a bye due to their Europa League participation.

Championship outfit Leeds and League Two side Bradford face each other in a West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road while AFC Wimbledon could face a trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park if they come through their preliminary round meeting with Crawley.


Carling Cup first-round draw: Rochdale v Chesterfield; Port Vale v Huddersfield; Rotherham v Leicester; Hull v Macclesfield; Hartlepool v Sheffield United; Leeds v Bradford; Doncaster v Tranmere; Walsall v Middlesbrough; Barnsley v Morecambe; Accrington v Scunthorpe; Derby v Shrewsbury; Oldham v Carlisle; Bury v Coventry; Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool; Burnley v Burton; Preston v Crewe; Nottingham Forest v Notts County; Brighton v Gillingham; AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge; Ipswich v Northampton; Cheltenham v MK Dons; Bristol Rovers v Watford; Plymouth v Millwall; Oxford v Cardiff; West Ham v Aldershot; Southampton v Torquay; Charlton v Reading; Portsmouth v Barnet; Stevenage v Peterborough; Southend v Leyton Orient; Wycombe v Colchester; Hereford v Brentford; Exeter v Yeovil; Bristol City v Swindon; Crystal Palace v Crawley/AFC Wimbledon

All ties will be played during the week commencing August 8.

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