Northampton Town have been drawn to face Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the first round of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup.

Justin Edinburgh’s men will visit Loftus Road in the week beginning Monday 7th August after the draw for the competition in Thailand this afternoon.

The last meeting between the two teams was for the same trophy, then called the Carling Cup, in 2006 when QPR ran out 3-2 winners despite goals from Jerome Watt and Andy Kirk.

They had also met in the League Cup the previous season – this time it was the Cobblers who came out on top as Kirk, Scott McGleish and Eric Sabin goals help them ease through.

Alex Revell netted for Northampton in a 1-1 draw between the sides in a pre-season friendly last summer.

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