We could yet end up with a home tie in August, despite Burnley graciously agreeing to switch the game on 20th August to their own ground, Turf Moor.
The two clubs are still waiting to the league to ratify that switch, but it is expected to be a formality.
However – Reds chiefs had not originally banked on us playing in the Second Round of the League Cup. Last season we received a bye into the Third Round due to our European involvement – but we do not have European football to look forward to this time around. (via Echo).
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We had hoped not to play a home game before September as final testing was carried out on our new Main Stand.
It is not clear whether we would ask the FA to change the game if we were given a home tie. There is a precedent for lower league clubs asking to reverse a cup fixture for revenue reasons, but not for a Premier League club asking to play at a smaller ground.