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Queens Park Rangers to host Northampton Town in first round of League Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:17 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 16 June 2017

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway and coach Marc Bircham (right) (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway and coach Marc Bircham (right) (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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Draw was made in Bangkok on Friday

Queens Park Rangers will host League One outfit Northampton Town in the first round of the League Cup after the draw was made on Friday.

The draw took place in Bangkok, with the competition now sponsored by Thai energy drinks company Carabao.

Rs were one of 18 clubs seeded in the southern half of the draw, meaning they could not face any of their Championship rivals.

Instead, Ian Holloway’s men were drawn to entertain Northampton Town, who finished 16th in League One last season.

The last time the clubs met was also in the first round of the League Cup back in 2006 when the west Londoners triumphed 3-2 at home with the late Ray Jones scoring the winner.

Last season, QPR made it to the third round of the League Cup before being knocked out by Sunderland at home.

Rs fans will not have to wait long to discover their fixtures in the Championship, with the schedule due to be released on Wednesay (June 21) at 9am.


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