Steve Evans talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
‘An outstanding draw’ was manager Steve Evans’ response after the Millers were drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
The draw, which was announced at 9.30am this morning, will see the Owls make their first ever visit to New York Stadium, whilst it also marks the first ever competitive South Yorkshire derby at the Millers new home.
“It would be fair to say that it is nothing short of an outstanding draw for the club,” Evans told www.themillers.co.uk
“This is one match that everyone in football will want to be at.”
Evans also emphasised the chances of a live game on TV, with the Millers hoping to attract a worldwide audience for the visit of their Championship neighbours.
“I would expect that not only will it be a full house, but I would further expect that the live television cameras will be making their way to the New York Stadium for what will be a fantastic occasion,” he added.
The ties will be played the week commencing 5th August.
The draw in full:
Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Preston North End v Blackpool
Barnsley v Scunthorpe United
Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town
York City v Burnley
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Oldham Athletic v Derby County
Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers
Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United
Leeds United v Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town v Bradford City
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday
Port Vale v Walsall
Gillingham v Bristol City
AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth
Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City
Brentford v Dagenham & Redbridge
Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Southend United v Yeovil Town
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon
Swindon Town v Torquay United
Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle
Stevenage v Ipswich Town
Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Watford
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons
Leyton Orient v Coventry City
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newport County