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Birmingham At Home In Carabao Cup

Championship side to visit Fratton Park in round one

20 June 2019

Carabao Cup

Pompey have been drawn at home to Birmingham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Championship club will visit Fratton Park in the week commencing August 12.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: "You're always looking for a home draw, so we're pleased with that.

"It's also nice to be playing a side from a higher division. It makes us the underdogs and it's an exciting tie for the players and the supporters.

"Earning promotion to the Championship is our number one priority, but we'll look to progress as far as we can."

Joe Gallen

"We enjoyed runs in the other two cup competitions last season and always look to do well in every game we're involved in.

"Earning promotion to the Championship is our number one priority, but we'll look to progress as far as we can."

Pompey have not met Birmingham since both sides were in the second tier during the 2011/12 campaign.

Goals from Chris Maguire, David Norris, Kelvin Etuhu and Marko Futacs saw the Blues secure a 4-1 victory at Fratton Park that term.

It will be the first ever League Cup clash between the pair, although there have been several FA Cup fixtures.

The most recent of those came in 2010, with Pompey winning 2-0 on their way to a Wembley final.

Both sides fell at the first hurdle last season, as the Blues were beaten at home by AFC Wimbledon, while Birmingham lost at Reading.

Carabao Cup Round One – South
Colchester United v Swindon Town
AFC Wimbledon v Milton Keynes Dons
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City
Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Wycombe Wanderers v Reading
Charlton Athletic v Forest Green Rovers
Gillingham v Newport County
Stevenage v Southend United
Luton Town v Ipswich Town
Walsall v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town
Brentford v Cambridge United
Coventry City v Exeter City
Swansea City v Northampton Town
West Bromwich Albion v Millwall
POMPEY v Birmingham City
Carabao Cup Round One – North
Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
Wigan Athletic v Stoke City
Port Vale v Burton Albion
Nottingham Forest v Fleetwood Town
Bradford City v Preston North End
Blackpool v Macclesfield Town
Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic
Mansfield Town v Morecambe
Accrington Stanley v Sunderland
Scunthorpe United v Derby County
Rochdale v Bolton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
Middlesbrough v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
Sheffield Wednesday v Bury
Salford City v Leeds United
Barnsley v Carlisle United


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