Town handed home tie in the EFL CupTown have been handed a home draw in the first round of the EFL Cup against Championship side Huddersfield Town.
The game should prove a good early test for Micky Mellon’s new look side in a competition that Town have done well in over recent seasons. Last year we went out of the competition away to Crystal Palace and the season before to a narrow home defeat against Chelsea.
Huddersfield have become a well established Championship side in recent years and finished in 19th place last term. Last season they exited the EFL Cup in the first round following a home defeat to Notts County.
Town manager Micky Mellon is glad of a home draw and is expecting a tough early test for his side.
“In any cup competition you would like to be drawn at home so we have to be pleased with the draw”, said Micky.
“Huddersfield are a good side who have competed well in the Championship for a long time.
“The game will be a tough test for the side and will give us an early indication as to where we are as a group.
“In recent seasons in this competition we’ve shown against Leicester City, Norwich City, Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers and Crystal Palace that we can give any side a good game.”
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