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When: Monday August 5, 19.45 K.O.
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The League Cup is here and Preston North End host Blackpool in this match with a whole division separating the two sides currently.
However, under new manager Simon Grayson Preston are tipped for great things this season and got their League One campaign up and running with a draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Grayson’s old club Blackpool meanwhile won their first Championship match of the season with an impressive 3-1 away victory over Doncaster Rovers.
The Tangerines don’t have a good record in this competition though and the last two times these sides have met in the League Cup Preston have won – admittedly both ties were in the 1980s.
Yet Blackpool have also been knocked out by lower league opposition for the past three years, which included a disappointing defeat to League Two Morecambe this time last term.
Preston should have Will Hayhurst and Ian Hume available with Scott Beavon the only player likely to be missing, whilst the away side could give chances to Michael Chopra, Jack Robinson and Neal Bishop.