BURTON Albion will host Wigan Athletic in the first round of the League Cup, while Derby County travel to Carlisle United.
It is the first time in six first-round draws that the Brewers have a home tie, although it will still not be an easy task against the Championship Latics, relegated from the Premier League two seasons ago, when they also lifted the FA Cup.
The Rams will travel to Brunton Park to take on the Cumbrians, who have just been relegated to League Two in a a return to one of his former clubs for first-team coach Paul Simpson.
The ties are due to take place during the week beginning Monday, August 11, just after the new season's first round of league fixtures.
And Burton-born Latics fan Jake Green cannot wait to see his club play just down the road.
The Winshill resident said: “I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time!
“We (Wigan) came so close a few years ago in the same cup when Burton were edged out by Bradford, who we faced the next round - so that was disappointing!
“But I’m delighted it’s finally happened, it makes it a great start to the season on a personal note and one I’m looking forward too.
“Let’s see if it can be topped by Derby away on the opening day of the Championship season.”
Asked if he had divided loyalties, the Burtonian, who started supporting Wigan after attending university in the north-west, said: “I know it’s bad to sya, but I don’t think so!
“I can see us doing a league and cup double this year, that’s the only reason.”
Burton made it to the second round last season, seeing off Sheffield United before being edged out on penalties by Fulham.
Derby reached the third round, beating Oldham Athletic and Brentford before losing 2-1 at Leicester City.
LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW
Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough
Shrewsbury Town v Blackpool
Sheffield Wednesday v Notts County
Tranmere Rovers v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United v Accrington Stanley
Bolton Wanderers v Bury
Rochdale v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Fleetwood Town
Carlisle United v Derby County
Port Vale v Hartlepool United
Morecambe v Bradford City
Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra
Chesterfield v Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers v Scunthorpe United
Burton Albion v Wigan Athletic
York City v Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United v Mansfield Town
Reading v Newport County
Bristol City v Oxford United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town
Coventry City v Cardiff City
Luton Town v Swindon Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Brentford
Charlton Athletic v Colchester United
Crawley Town v Ipswich Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Northampton Town
Yeovil Town v Gillingham
Milton Keynes Dons v AFC Wimbledon
Exeter City v AFC Bournemouth
Stevenage v Watford
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Birmingham City v Cambridge Untied
Portsmouth v Peterborough United
Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers
Southend United v Walsall