PNE to face Morecambe in League Cup

Tom Barkhuizen in action for PNE against Morecambe in July last year
Tom Barkhuizen in action for PNE against Morecambe in July last year

Preston North End have been drawn against Morecambe at Deepdale in the first round of the League Cup.

The Lancashire clubs were paired together in the draw made in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Friday morning.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley

It is the third time that North End and the Shrimps have been drawn together in the competition.

Morecambe won 2-1 at Deepdale in August 2007, with North End winning 5-1 two years later.

In the the 2007 meeting, Shrimps manager Jim Bentley - then a centre-half - scored for the visitors.

The clubs have met several times since then in pre-season friendly games and twice in the JP Trophy.

The tie will be played in the week beginning August 13, with ticket details announced in due course.