Manager Micky Mellon says Shrewsbury Town will enjoy testing themselves against Huddersfield Town in the first round of the English Football League Cup.

Town’s first trip to the Greenhous Meadow stadium will take place in the week beginning August 8.

Like Championship side Town, the Shrews face a tough start to the season.

Their first three League I games are against MK Dons (home), Coventry City (away) and Charlton Athletic (away).

Mellon’s men have friendlies against Town’s Championship rivals Cardiff City and Birmingham City.

And the former Fleetwood Town boss and Barnsley assistant manager is relishing the tie against Town.

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“In any cup competition you would like to be drawn at home, so we have to be pleased,” he said.

“Huddersfield are a good side who have competed well in the Championship for a long time.

“The game will be a tough test and will give us an early indication as to where we are as a group.

“In recent seasons in this competition we’ve shown we can give any side a good game.”

Shrewsbury won at Blackburn Rovers in last year’s first round (Town lost at home to League II Notts County).

The season before that they beat Leicester City and Norwich City en route to round four, when the went down 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

Their only previous League Cup meeting with Town was in 1985, when the first round was played over two legs and both sides were in the second tier.

Town won 3-2 at Shrewsbury, who then played at Gay Meadow, but were beaten 2-0 in the return at Leeds Road.

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The last league clashes between the pair were in 1984-85, when Town won promotion to what is now the Championship through the play-offs.

Each side were 2-1 home winners.