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17 June 2013

Home tie in the first round of the cup

Bristol Rovers have been handed a home tie against Watford in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

The teams were pulled out of a hat this morning, and Rovers will play the Championship side.

The last meeting between the two teams was in the first round of the same competition back in 2011, with Rovers winning 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 1-1. Back in 2008 Rovers traveled to Vicarage Road for the first round of the League Cup, losing 1-0 to the Hornets.

First round draw in full:

Bury v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale

Preston North End v Blackpool

Barnsley v Scunthorpe United

Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town

York City v Burnley

Notts County v Fleetwood Town

Sheffield United v Burton Albion

Oldham Athletic v Derby County

Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers

Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United

Leeds United v Chesterfield

Huddersfield Town v Bradford City

Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday

Port Vale v Walsall

Gillingham v Bristol City

AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth

Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City

Brentford v Dagenham & Redbridge

Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers

Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

Southend United v Yeovil Town

Millwall v AFC Wimbledon

Swindon Town v Torquay United

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle

Stevenage v Ipswich Town

Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town

Bristol Rovers v Watford

Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons

Leyton Orient v Coventry City

Colchester United v Peterborough United

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newport County

Rovers were unseeded going into the draw, which means they were guaranteed to play someone in either the Championship or League One.

All ties are scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday, August 5th.

The league fixture list will be released Monday at 9am.

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