Pools will find out who they will play in the First Round of this season’s EFL Cup when the draw is broadcast live on Facebook Live.
In a first for British football, the EFL (English Football League) has joined forces with Sky Sports to live stream the EFL Cup Round One draw as a Facebook Live event, providing millions of fans all over the world a chance to watch it unfold.
Coverage will begin at 1pm on Wednesday and fans eager to see where Pools’ road to Wembley will start can watch the stream on the official EFL Club Facebook page as well as on the Sky Sports Facebook page, skysports.com and the Sky Sports app.
Round One of the re-named competition includes 70 of the 72 EFL clubs this season, with the draw being seeded as well as regionalised on a north/south basis. Seedings are based on club finishing positions in the league last season.
The draw will be broadcast live from Sky Sports’ studios, with the event hosted by Tom White. Former Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and England star Ray Wilkins will be tasked with making the draw.
Pools are unseeded for the draw which means they will be paired with one of the following clubs when the draw is made on Wednesday.
Seeded Teams (Northern Section)
Preston North End
First Round ties are due to be played on Tuesday 9th August and we'll have all the details here on the Official Website once the draw is confirmed.