The Latics will play Middlesbrough in the first round of the League Cup, a rematch of last season. The Boro travelled to Boundary Park in the same fixture last season and went away with a 3-0 victory. The cup has been a disaster in recent history as the Latics have been knocked out in the first round for the last six seasons.
Local involvement include Rochdale who will entertain Coventry, relegated Wigan Athletic have been drawn at home to Bury, Blackpool travel to Northampton while Port Vale take on Burnley at home. The matches will be held on the week beginning 10th August.