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Morecambe will provide tough test - Alan Stubbs

22 June 2016

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Alan Stubbs is expecting a tough test from League Two side Morecambe after being handed a home tie against the Shrimps in the first round of the EFL Cup.

The Millers will play host to Jim Bentley’s side at AESSEAL New York Stadium on the week commencing August 8th, following this afternoon’s draw.

It will be back-to-back home games to kick off the 2016/17 campaign for the Millers, after the release of the Sky Bet Championship fixtures this morning paired Stubbs’ side with Wolves on August 6th.

“The most important thing is that we are at home,” Stubbs told

“All games at this stage are going to be tough. Morecambe will be coming here with nothing to lose, and they will see us a potential scalp. We have to make sure that we approach it right, and try and get ourselves into the next round.

“We will approach it like every other game because we want to progress as far as we can in the competition, and that goes for all the competitions that we are involved in.”

The match will see the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2012/13 season when both sides were in League Two.

The last time Morecambe made the visit to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, the Millers came out on top after two Daniel Nardiello goals earned the hosts a 2-1 victory.

The draw in full:

Carlisle United v Port Vale 
Rotherham United v Morecambe 
Accrington Stanley v Bradford City 
Rochdale v Chesterfield 
Mansfield v Blackburn Rovers 
Barnsley v Northampton Town 
Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday 
Derby County v Grimsby Town 
Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic 
Scunthorpe United v Notts County 
Doncaster v Nottingham Forest 
Burton Albion v Bury 
Fleetwood Town v Leeds United 
Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra 
Shrewsbury v Huddersfield Town 
Preston North End v Hartlepool United 
Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers 
Peterborough Untied v AFC Wimbledon 
Bristol Rovers v Cardiff City 
Coventry City v Portsmouth 
Luton Town v Aston Villa 
Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United 
Cheltenham Town v Charlton Athletic 
Birmingham City v Oxford United 
Southend United v Gillingham 
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town 
Leyton Orient v Fulham 
Ipswich Town v Stevenage 
Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City 
Walsall v Yeovil Town 
Exeter City v Brentford 
Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town 
Barnet v Millwall 
Reading v Plymouth Argyle 
Newport v Milton Keynes Dons 

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