Capital One Cup first round draw confirmed
Carlisle United Football Club have been drawn at home to face Derby County in the first round of this season's Capital One Cup competition.
The Rams, under Steve McClaren and former-United manager Paul Simpson, missed out on promotion to the Premier League with almost the last kick of the play-off final last month when QPR's Bobby Zamora popped up to send the London-based outfit back to the promised land at the first attempt.
The fixture will see a return to Brunton Park for Derby captain Richard Keogh who left United to join Coventry in the summer of 2010. He subsequently moved to Pride Park in 2012 and is closing in on 100 appearances at the heart of the Rams' defence.
"We've said this before, but all you can ever ask for in any cup competition is a home draw," first team coach Tony Caig said. "We've got that, and this is a game we can all now really look forward to.
"Derby County showed last season they are a team with genuine ambitions on getting into the top flight and I have no doubt they will come up here to get the job done. I'm certain they will also know we will give them a very tough test.
"We have the first league game of the season to prepare for on the Saturday and this one will follow on very quickly from that, so we have to hit the ground running. Hopefully that will be the case."
Ties to be played week commencing 11 August 2014 - full match details to follow.