Carabao Cup first-round draw details and Leeds United ball number confirmed

Leeds United's August challenge will be a lot clearer next week when they find out not only their EFL Championship schedule but their Carabao Cup first-round opponents.

The fixture list for the 2024-25 campaign will be revealed on Wednesday, August 26, with Leeds finding out how their promotion bid will get under way. Like last season, cup competitions will play second fiddle to United's ultimate goal of reclaiming a place in the Premier League.

However, they won't have to wait long for their first slice of cup action, with the first round of the Carabao Cup taking place in the week commencing August 12. Leeds will be one of 70 clubs in the draw, with relegated sides Luton Town and Burnley joining the 13 Premier League teams not in European competition in the second round.

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Leeds will find out their opponents when the draw is made live on Sky Sports on Thursday, June 27 at 11.30am. The first-round draw will be regionalised, with the draw split into a southern and northern section until round three.

Last season, Leeds had to come from behind to beat Shrewsbury Town in round one, before losing to League Two Salford on penalties in the second round, Pascal Struijk on target in both games for Daniel Farke's side.

Carabao Cup 2024-25 first round Northern section draw numbers

  • 1. Accrington Stanley

  • 2. Barnsley

  • 3. Barrow AFC

  • 4. Blackburn Rovers

  • 5. Blackpool

  • 6. Bolton Wanderers

  • 7. Bradford City

  • 8. Burton Albion

  • 9. Carlisle United

  • 10. Chesterfield

  • 11. Crewe Alexandra

  • 12. Derby County

  • 13. Doncaster Rovers

  • 14. Fleetwood Town

  • 15. Grimsby Town

  • 16. Harrogate Town

  • 17. Huddersfield Town

  • 18. Hull City

  • 19. Leeds United

  • 20. Lincoln City

  • 21. Mansfield Town

  • 22. Middlesbrough

  • 23. Morecambe

  • 24. Notts County

  • 25. Port Vale

  • 26. Preston North End

  • 27. Rotherham United

  • 28. Salford City

  • 29. Sheffield United

  • 30. Sheffield Wednesday

  • 31. Shrewsbury Town

  • 32. Stockport County

  • 33. Stoke City

  • 34. Sunderland AFC

  • 35. Tranmere Rovers

  • 36. West Bromwich Albion

  • 37. Wigan Athletic

  • 38. Wrexham