Sheffield Wednesday cup tie will be ‘exciting occasion’ says Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray

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Manager Adam Murray believes Mansfield Town’s Capital One Cup first round tie at Sheffield Wednesday will be an exciting occasion for everybody.

Stags will visit Hillsborough in August for a game which could be the first home match for the new Sheffield Wednesday manager.

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The Owls, who finished 13th in the Sky Bet Championship, are looking for a new boss after making the surprise decision to part company with Stuart Gray only last week.

“It’s a good tie for us and a big game,” said Murray. “We’re all looking forward to it. It’s nice to play against a big club so early on in the season and it’ll be good to gauge ourselves against them.

“They’re a huge club who probably haven’t reached their potential over the last few years. They have a great stadium, excellent fans and it’ll be a good game for us to go into.

“We faced one of the Sheffield teams last year and it was a good occasion, so we’ll be looking to go and make our mark on the game and try to progress in the competition.

“I think it’ll be exciting. If it does work out that it’ll be their new manager’s first home game then I imagine there’ll be a big crowd and it’ll create a good atmosphere for our boys.”

He added: “Going into the new season it’s another game where we can look forward to and go and express ourselves with all the pressure being on them.”

FIRST ROUND DRAW

Carlisle United v Chesterfield

Nottingham Forest v Walsall

Fleetwood Town v Hartlepool United

Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion

Accrington Stanley v Hull City

Rochdale v Coventry City

Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough

Huddersfield Town v Notts County

Blackburn Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

Morecambe v Sheffield United

Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

Wigan Athletic v Bury

Northampton Town v Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday v Mansfield Town

Rotherham United v Cambridge United

Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End

York City v Bradford City

Port Vale v Burnley

Peterborough United v Crawley Town

Yeovil Town v Queens Park Rangers

Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham

Swindon Town v Exeter City

Bristol Rovers v Birmingham City

Ipswich Town v Stevenage

Luton Town v Bristol City

Charlton Athletic v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newport County

Brentford v Oxford United

Portsmouth v Derby County

Southend United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Milton Keynes Dons v Leyton Orient

Cardiff City v AFC Wimbledon

Millwall v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Reading

Games will be played during the week commencing 10th August. Dates and times will be confirmed by Tuesday, 23rd June, and televised fixtures will be selected and announced in due course.