Sheffield Wednesday or Bradford would be plum draws for Huddersfield Town in Carling Cup first round

SHEFFIELD Wednesday or Bradford would be the plum attractions for Town in tomorrow’s Carling Cup draw.

SHEFFIELD Wednesday or Bradford would be the plum attractions for Town in tomorrow’s Carling Cup draw.

The first-round pairings will be revealed at 10am tomorrow  when manager Lee Clark is hoping for a home match-up.

We'll use microblogging service Twitter to tweet the fixtures at 10am. Follow @examinerHTAFC to be one of the the first to find out who Town's opponents will be.

We will also load up the fixtures to the website where they will be available shortly after 10am.

Town are one of 17 seeded clubs in the North Section and, because it’s based on league position, both Wednesday and Peter Jackson’s Bradford are among the unseeded clubs they could meet.

For the first time since 2002, there will be a preliminary round played in the South Section, with newly-promoted AFC Wimbledon playing at fellow League new boys Crawley Town on Friday July 29.

Town’s director of operations Ann Hough said: “The Carling Cup draw on Thursday morning comes just 24 hours before the League I fixtures are released and it’s always an exciting time for supporters.

“We’ve asked to be at home in our opening League fixture in August and it would be great if we were drawn at home in the Carling Cup as well.”

The teams Town could be paired with, home or away, are Accrington, Bradford, Burton, Bury, Chesterfield, Crewe, Hartlepool, Macclesfield, Morecambe, Notts Co, Oldham, Port Vale, Rotherham (who they play in a pre-season friendly), Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury, Tranmere or Walsall.

Don't forget out fixtures webchat starting at 8.45am on Friday. The new League I fixtures will be released at 9am on Friday and we aim to bring them to you first in our webchat. We want you to join in and let us know what you want to see for Town in 2011/12.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old centre-back Leigh Franks has not been offered a new contract at the Galpharm.

He had a loan at Fleetwood the season before last and then went out to Oxford United last term, playing only five times in six months.

 

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