Carling Cup draw sets up Nottingham derby

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Steve McClaren's first cup tie back in English football will see his Nottingham Forest side face local rivals Notts County at the City Ground.

The former England boss has succeeded Billy Davies at the midlands club and the Carling Cup first-round clash could be his first home game in charge.

League Two Aldershot have been handed a tough draw away to West Ham while Blackpool, the other relegated Premier League side in the draw, face a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

Defending champions Birmingham have been given a bye due to their Europa League participation.

Championship outfit Leeds and League Two side Bradford face each other in a West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road while AFC Wimbledon could face a trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park if they come through their preliminary round meeting with Crawley.

Carling Cup first-round draw:

Rochdale v Chesterfield

Port Vale v Huddersfield

Rotherham v Leicester

Hull v Macclesfield

Hartlepool v Sheffield United

Leeds v Bradford

Doncaster v Tranmere

Walsall v Middlesbrough

Barnsley v Morecambe

Accrington v Scunthorpe

Derby v Shrewsbury

Oldham v Carlisle

Bury v Coventry

Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool

Burnley v Burton

Preston v Crewe

Nottingham Forest v Notts County

Brighton v Gillingham

AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge

Ipswich v Northampton

Cheltenham v MK Dons

Bristol Rovers v Watford

Plymouth v Millwall

Oxford v Cardiff

West Ham v Aldershot

Southampton v Torquay

Charlton v Reading

Portsmouth v Barnet

Stevenage v Peterborough

Southend v Leyton Orient

Wycombe v Colchester

Hereford v Brentford

Exeter v Yeovil

Bristol City v Swindon

Crystal Palace v Crawley/AFC Wimbledon

(All ties will be played during the week commencing August 8).