With all the focus on Saturday’s Championship opener, one could be forgiven for overlooking Huddersfield Town’s cup kick-off against Shrewsbury on Tuesday.
The Terriers travel to Greenhous Meadow to take on the League One side in the opening round of the EFL Cup, the newly-branded Capital One Cup - or the League Cup to the football purist.
Shrewsbury have a strong record in the competition, having reached the semi-finals in the inaugural season in 1960/61 and qualifying for the quarter-finals in 1986/87.
In more recent years, the Shrews have claimed the scalps of Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City, Derby County, Swansea City and last year’s Premier League winners Leicester since 2011.
The cup has provided a pleasant distraction for Shrewsbury fans as the club has yo-yoed between League One and League Two - the Shropshire side have been promoted twice and relegated once in the last five years - and a 20th-place finish last year did nothing to calm the nerves ahead of the coming campaign.
The Blues have brought in nine players over the summer, eight of which were signed on a free transfer, but they have lost last season’s joint top scorer Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.
The former Rochdale striker left for Barnet on a free transfer, leading to questions over who will provide Shrewsbury’s goal-threat this campaign.
Although the Shrews are joint third favourites to be relegated from League One this season, and they lost their first match against MK Dons, their record against Huddersfield is remarkably good.
Both sides have won nine matches against the other, with five encounters ending honours even.
The clubs last faced each other in 1995, with Shrewsbury beating Town 2-1 in League Two - but the Terriers still managed to achieve promotion via the play-offs that year.
Although Huddersfield Town are a division above their League Cup opponents, the clash will by no means be easy - especially given Shrewsbury’s record in the competition.