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Carabao Cup: West Brom and Walsall both in for home ties

Albion and Walsall have been handed home ties in the Carabao Cup against Sheffield United and Swindon Town respectively.

Carabao Cup

The first-round draw put the Baggies up against their Championship rivals at The Hawthorns.

The Saddlers are in a similar position as they welcome fellow League Two outfit Swindon to Bescot.

Both teams will hope to fare better than last season when they each fell at the first hurdle.

The first-round ties will take place on the week commencing August 8.