Preston North End drawn against beaten Championship play-off finalists Huddersfield Town in first round of Carabao Cup

Preston North End will face Huddersfield Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

By Tom Sandells
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 2:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 2:57 pm

One of the last games to be drawn, the Lilywhites face a relatively short trip to Yorkshire to try to book themselves into the second round.

The game will take place on either August 9 or August 10, two games into their Championship season.

Last season, PNE faced Mansfield Town in the first round before seeing off Morecambe and Cheltenham Town – setting up a tie with Merseyside giants Liverpool.

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Huddersfield Town's Jonathan Hogg vies for possession with Preston North End's Daniel Johnson.

The cup competition was a good source of confidence and results for the Lilywhites at the start of last season, as they struggled to find form, and is also important to get minutes into players that had not yet got many as the season opened.

It is a tough task for Ryan Lowe’s men however, as Huddersfield finished third in the Championship last season, reaching the play-off final before being beaten by Nottingham Forest.