TRANMERE Rovers will host Accrington Stanley in the first round of the 2024/25 Carabao Cup.

The tie will take place on Wednesday, August 14, kick-off time to be confirmed.

Rovers faced Stanley in the first round of the same competition in 2022/23, beating them 12-11 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

As part of the new EFL television deal next season, all 93 Carabao Cup games will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

In total there are six ties featuring Championship sides against League Two opponents, including Wayne Rooney's Plymouth Argyle hosting Cheltenham Town and West Bromwich Albion travelling to Fleetwood Town.

The first round is regionalised into northern and southern sections, with 38 teams in the northern half and 32 in the southern half.

The EFL confirmed that the semi-finals of this year’s competition would continue to be played across two legs in 2024-25, despite potential for a clash of fixtures with European competitions.

As it stands, three of the midweeks presently used for the EFL Cup could feature a round of Champions League and Europa League matches.

Southern section

Cambridge United v Queens Park Rangers

Walsall v Exeter City

Crawley Town v Swindon Town

Oxford United v Peterborough United

Norwich City v Stevenage

Bromley v AFC Wimbledon

Portsmouth v Millwall

Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Bristol City v Coventry City

Cardiff City v Bristol Rovers

Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City

Watford v MK Dons

Swansea City v Gillingham

Plymouth Argyle v Cheltenham Town

Leyton Orient v Newport County

Colchester United v Reading

Northern section

Salford City v Doncaster Rovers

Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra

Carlisle United v Stoke City

Leeds United v Middlesbrough

Barrow v Port Vale

Burton Albion v Blackpool

Tranmere Rovers v Accrington Stanley

Fleetwood Town v West Bromwich Albion

Shrewsbury Town v Notts County

Lincoln City v Harrogate Town

Derby County v Chesterfield

Bolton Wanderers v Mansfield Town

Preston North End v Sunderland

Sheffield United v Wrexham

Huddersfield Town v Morecambe

Wigan Athletic v Barnsley

Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday

Stockport County v Blackburn Rovers

Grimsby Town v Bradford City