MK Dons draw AFC Wimbledon in League Cup
By Football News
AFC Wimbledon have been handed a mouth-watering visit to rivals MK Dons in the first round of the League Cup.
Tuesday's draw pitted the two clubs together in what is likely to be a fiercely-contested clash given the controversial circumstances surrounding how MK Dons were formed a decade ago.
MK Dons were established following the fallout of Wimbledon FC's decision to relocate to Milton Keynes in 2003, with AFC Wimbledon subsequently formed by disgruntled supporters who opposed the move.
AFC Wimbledon have enjoyed a fairytale rise up the football pyramid since the fledgling club was launched and secured promotion to League Two in 2011.
The League Cup tie will mark only the second meeting between the sides, with League One MK Dons have triumphed in an FA Cup second-round encounter in December 2012.
Cardiff City, recently relegated from the Premier League, face a difficult trip at Coventry City, while Wolves host Northampton Town.
Luton Town and Cambridge United both returned to the Football League after clinching promotion from the Conference last term and face Swindon Town and Birmingham City respectively.
The majority of Premier League teams will enter at round two, along with recently relegated Norwich City and Fulham, while the seven top-flight teams involved in European competition join in the third round.
First-round fixtures are scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday 11th August.
Draw in full: 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, Wolves 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.