Blackpool to face Bolton in the League Cup.

Gary Bowyer's first two games as Blackpool boss will be at Bloomfield Road.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 1:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm
Blackpool's Bloomfield Road home
Blackpool's Bloomfield Road home

The Seasiders open the new season by hosting Exeter City on August 8 before the visit of Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup just three days later.

Seventy of the Football League’s 72 teams were in the hat for the first round, only Norwich and Newcastle were exempt as they finished highest in the football pyramid - despite their Premier League relegation.

Premier League sides will enter in the second round. Teams that qualified for the Champions League will enter in the third round.

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And it means Blackpool face League One side Bolton in a fixture which has been a regular occurance in recent years.

Fleetwood Town also faced a home tie, with a big crowd likely as they welcome Leeds United to Highbury on the same week.

Blackpool narrowly avoided a derby clash with Preston North End, only they and Bolton remained in the draw as it was made live on Facebook yesterday.

Full 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