Forest v Notts County

16 June 2011, 10:50

There's a cracking local derby in the first round of the Carling Cup, Forest v Notts County.

It'll be Steve McClaren's first cup game in charge of the Reds. 

Elsewhere, Leicester City will head to Rotherham and Derby County play Shrewsbury at Pride Park.

A few more derbies have been drawn in the competition; Bradford will make the short trip to Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday take on Blackpool.

In the southern half of the draw Paolo Di Canio will take his Swindon team to Bristol City and West Ham will host Aldershot.

The games will be played in the week commencing August the 8th.

'OMG, How Exciting!'

Notts County Manager Martin Allen, who's out in Botswana doing charity work, says he's had load of texts since the draw was announced this morning:

"I've just finished my morning session in Botswana and come back to my phone to endless messages, text messages and e-mails that we're going over the river to take on our neighbours.

"How fantastic. How exciting. I'm sure it will be magic for all our players and all our supporters and we will do our utmost to make it a night for the history books. Oh my God, how exciting!"

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