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EFL confirm the two games to be televised in the 23/24 Carabao Cup First Round

EFL confirm the two games to be televised in the 23/24 Carabao Cup First Round and it’s fair to say this is going to provoke reaction.

Wrexham’s Carabao Cup First Round match at home to League One side Wigan Athletic will take place on Tuesday the 8th of August and kick off at 8pm, having been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

The match at the Racecourse Ground, which will be the first to be held under the new floodlights, is Wrexham’s first game in the competition since 2007.

It will see the Welsh outfit take on the Latics in a competitive fixture for the first time since the 2001/02 season.

The Carabao Cup First Round tie between the Brewers and Leicester City will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The game will take place at the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday, August 9th, with an 8pm kick off.


Two Carabao Cup Round One ties have been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports following yesterday’s draw.

First up, EFL newcomers Wrexham welcome Wigan Athletic to The Racecourse Ground to kick off Round One live on Sky Sports. The Red Dragons, who won promotion back to Sky Bet League Two last season, are back in the hat after a 15-year absence from the League, while the Latics will be competing in Sky Bet League One this term.

Next up, Leicester City make the trip to Burton Albion in a clash which has been chosen for live television coverage. The Brewers take on Sky Bet Championship opposition Leicester and will hoping to cause an upset in Round One of the Carabao Cup.

Carabao Cup Round One ties selected for Sky Sports

Tuesday 8 August
Wrexham v Wigan Athletic – 8pm UK Time

Wednesday 9 August
Burton Albion v Leicester City – 8pm UK time

The Carabao Cup Round One draw was made on Thursday and the ties – set to take place week commencing 7 August – have been confirmed.

The draw in full is as follows:

Northern Section
Notts County v Lincoln City
Bolton Wanderers v Barrow AFC
Hull City v Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield Town v Grimsby Town
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday v Stockport County
Leeds United v Shrewsbury Town
Preston North End v Salford City
Rotherham United v Morecambe
Harrogate Town v Carlisle United
Burton Albion v Leicester City
Accrington Stanley v Bradford City
Derby County v Blackpool
Port Vale v Fleetwood Town
Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
Blackburn Rovers v Walsall
Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough
Wrexham AFC v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland AFC v Crewe Alexandra

Southern Section
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Forest Green Rovers v Portsmouth
Swansea City v Northampton Town
Exeter City v Crawley Town
Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers
Newport County v Charlton Athletic
Stevenage v Watford
Cheltenham Town v Birmingham City
Sutton United v Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons v Wycombe Wanderers
Millwall v Reading
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City
Bristol City v Oxford United
Gillingham v Southampton
Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City
Peterborough United v Swindon Town
Cardiff City v Colchester United

Here’s what fans are saying as EFL confirm the two games to be televised in the 23/24 Carabao Cup First Round…

@VSFDaniel123: What a surprise dont need a season ticket at Wrexham cause they be on tv every week 😂

@Mr_Aaron_23: Once again Wrexham gets preferential treatment by the media, the Tuesday match should’ve been Gillingham Vs Southampton or Leeds Vs Shrewsbury

@FreddieBWFC: Wow what are the odds!

@Jakey_Boyz: The Wrexham wankfest begins

@Stueycufc: Wrexham wankfest has begun they’ve took over from Salford 😂🤣 💤💤💤💤💤💤

@Comins1Sam: Wrexham what a surprise.

@CiaranDoherty23: 😱 pretends to be shocked that they chose Wrexham to be on telly

@1876szn: Colour me shocked its wrexham on the telly

@SamSaints_: Wrexham… what a surprise

@Rxchys: Wow who could have guessed

@thedeano123: Surprise surprise

@CallumT55461235: Sheff Wednesday championship v Stockport county league 2 but no tv coverage ahahahha

@MichealEdw64025: Already milking Wrexham

@Henry_Htph14: Wow! Who would’ve expected that. The Leicester game I 100% get but Wrexham vs Wigan? Bottom of league 1 against top of league 2? Don’t make me laugh

@roanhpatrick: The coverage of Wrexham is actually gonna be fucking unbearable this season innit

@Stueycufc: Now there’s a shock Wrexham picked for sky 🙄😂🤣

@hxrryrussell: im so sick of this wrexham favouritism and the season hasnt even started yet

@wrexhamcarl: The comments 🧂🤣

@iamhighlystrung: Imagine the shock!

@Kev73Watkins: What a shock Wrexham being selected for live TV. Who would’ve thought?

@jamie_pragnell: Why don’t they have a channel called Sky Sports Wrexham…..as clearly Sky have an agenda and want to help subsidise the club’s climb up the leagues…..then claim it’s a fairy story…. 😳

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