Port Vale to host Burton Albion in Carabao Cup first round

Port Vale have been drawn at home to Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The game will take place at Vale Park during the week commencing 12th August.

Ricky MillerPort Vale versus Burton Albion head-to-head

The two sides have met competitively eleven times with the Valiants ahead by five wins to three. There have also been three draws. This will be just the second cup meeting between the two sides.

The last encounter was in the group stages of the Football League Trophy in October 2018 when it finished 1-0 to the Valiants thanks to a rare goal from striker Ricky Miller (pictured right)

However, Vale lost their last home league match 4-0 back in March 2016.

The Valiants could face former loanee Marcus Harness. The winger spent the 2017-18 season on loan with Vale and is now a regular in the Burton first-team squad. He made 39 appearances scoring six goals last season.

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Port Vale statement

Port Vale have been drawn at home to Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup, and the game will take place during the week commencing 12th August.

John Askey’s men will welcome the Brewers to Vale Park, and ticket details will be released in due course via our website and social media channels.

The two sides faced off in the EFL Trophy last season, and it was the Valiants who came out on top versus their Sky Bet League One opponents to secure all three points in the group stages of the competition.

We will announce the date of the fixture once it has been confirmed.

First-round draw in full

Northern section draw

  • Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
  • Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
  • Wigan Athletic v Stoke City
  • Port Vale v Burton Albion
  • Nottingham Forest v Fleetwood Town
  • Bradford City v Preston North End
  • Blackpool v Macclesfield Town
  • Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic
  • Mansfield Town v Morecambe
  • Accrington Stanley v Sunderland
  • Scunthorpe United v Derby County
  • Rochdale v Bolton Wanderers
  • Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
  • Middlesbrough v Crewe Alexandra
  • Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Bury
  • Salford City v Leeds United
  • Barnsley v Carlisle United

Southern section draw

  • Colchester United v Swindon Town
  • AFC Wimbledon v Milton Keynes Dons
  • Oxford United v Peterborough United
  • QPR v Bristol City
  • Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
  • Wycombe Wanderers v Reading
  • Charlton Athletic v Forest Green Rovers
  • Gillingham v Newport County
  • Stevenage v Southend United
  • Luton Town v Ipswich Town
  • Walsall v Crawley Town
  • Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town
  • Brentford v Cambridge United
  • Coventry City v Exeter City
  • Swansea City v Northampton Town
  • West Bromwich Albion v Millwall
  • Portsmouth v Birmingham City

Ties to played week commencing 12 August

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