The Carling Cup has given us an away trip to the seaside as Blackpool look to cause an upset against Latics…..

Bobby’s first Cup duties will be to get a team together to face Championship side Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, probably (except for TV) on the 25th or 26th August.

Latics have only met Blackpool once in the League Cup and lost to a second half hat-trick by Brett Ormerod in the first round of the competition back in August 2001. Brannan and Haworth brought back parity twice, only for us to go down 3-2.

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The full draw for the second round of the Carling Cup:

West Brom v Rotherham
Norwich v Sunderland
Tranmere v Bolton
QPR v Accrington
Bristol City v Carlisle
Leyton Orient v Stoke
Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday
Hull v Southend
Leeds v Watford
Cardiff v Bristol Rovers
Portsmouth v Hereford
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Wolves v Swindon
Gillingham v Blackburn
Blackpool v Wigan
Southampton v Birmingham
Preston v Leicester
Newcastle v Huddersfield
West Ham v Millwall
Hartlepool v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Reading v Barnsley
Swansea v Scunthorpe
Doncaster v Tottenham
Peterborough v Ipswich