Morecambe to play Preston North End in Carabao Cup second round

Morecambe have been handed a home draw against Championship opposition in round two of this season’s Carabao Cup.

Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 10:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 10:48 pm
Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson will come up against one of his former clubs Preston North End in round two of the Carabao Cup

The Shrimps will welcome Preston North End to the Mazuma Stadium in the week commencing August 23.

They reached this stage after beating Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday evening, while North End saw off Mansfield Town.

It will be the fourth time the two sides have met in the competition following Morecambe’s promotion to the Football League in 2007.

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The Shrimps’ first season as an EFL club saw them defeat Preston 2-1 at Deepdale.

Two years later and the tables were turned, North End winning 5-1 on home soil before prevailing 3-1 when the sides met again in 2018.

It also means Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson faces one of his former clubs, having played for Preston between 2000 and 2002.

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