BURTON Albion will be a non-seed in the Northern Section for the 2013/14 League Cup, throwing up the possibility of them meeting Derby County in the first round.
The seeding is based on last season's final league positions of each team, with the draw to be made at 9.30am on Monday.
Other local teams the Brewers could face include Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
There is no chance of another meeting with Leicester City at this stage, with the Foxes placed in the southern half of the draw, although they could meet Sheffield United again.
Gary Rowett's side had a good run in the competition last season, making it through two rounds before losing to eventual finalists Bradford City in a thrilling encounter at Valley Parade.
The Rams could have the chance to right one of the wrongs of last season if they are drawn against Scunthorpe United.
Nigel Clough's men lost on penalties after a mesmerising 5-5 draw in the opening game of the campaign.