Pools at home for PNE

PNE will face Hartlepool at Deepdale
PNE will face Hartlepool at Deepdale
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Preston North End have been drawn at home to Hartlepool United in the first round of the League Cup.

The Deepdale tie will take place in the week beginning August 8 and it is the first meeting between the clubs in this competition.

In Wednesday lunchtime’s regionalised draw which was made live on Facebook, North End were one of the seeded sides.

PNE and Pools last played competitively in the 2012/13 season, with PNE winning both league games 5-0 and 1-0 respectively.

Hartlepool, managed by Craig Hignett, finished 16th in League Two last season.

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