The first round of the Carabao Cup is underway. Check out who been appointed to this weekends games.

Written by Nathan Mattick

All matches kick-off at 3pm, unless stated 

Saturday 29th August 

 Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Assistant Referees: Billy Smallwood and Anthony Moore
Fourth Official: Samuel Barrott

Preston North End v Mansfield Town 

Referee: Ross Joyce
 Assistant Referees: Geoffrey Liddle and Paul Newhouse
Fourth Official: Simon Mather

Stevenage v Portsmouth 

Referee: Sam Purkiss
Assistant Referees: Conor Farrell and Gregory Read
Fourth Official: Andy Bennett

Stoke City v Blackpool

Referee: James Adcock
Assistant Referees: Richard Woodward and Grant Tayor
Fourth Official: Christopher Husband

Friday 4th September 

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town (KO: 17:30)

 Referee: Michael Salisbury
Assistant Referees: Matthew Jones and Natalie Aspinall
Fourth Official: Garreth Rhodes

Burton Albion v Accrington Stanley (KO: 19:30)

Referee: Andy Haines,
Assistant Referees: Ollie Williams and Gareth Viccars
Fourth Official: Robert Atkin

Saturday 5th September

Derby County v Barrow AFC (KO: 12:00)

Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistant Referees: Andrew Dallison and Abbas Khan
Fourth Official: Benjamin Speedie

Plymouth Argyle v Queens Park Rangers (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Antony Coggins
Assistant Referees: Ravel Cheosiaua and Christopher Wade
Fourth Official: Adam Ricketts

Crawley Town v Millwall  (KO: 13:00)

Referee: David Rock
Assistant Referees: Ryan Whitaker and Leigh Crowhurst
Fourth Official: Mark Derrien

Gillingham v Southend United  (KO: 13:00)

Referee: Christopher Pollard
Assistant Referees: Mike Desborough and Samuel Ogles
Fourth Official: Bandara Damith

Bristol City v Exeter City  (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Christopher Sarginson
Assistant Referees: Dean Treleaven and Simon Shaw
Fourth Official: Daniel Lamport

Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday (KO: 14:15)

Referee: Peter Wright
Assistant Referees: Darren Wilding and Kevin Morris
Fourth Official: Declan Bourne

Barnsley v Nottingham Forest 

Referee: Marc Edwards
Assistant Referees: Alan Clayton and Graeme Fyvie
Fourth Official: Paul Marsden

Birmingham City v Cambridge United  

Referee: Leigh Doughty
Assistant Referees: Wade Smith and Craig Taylor
Fourth Official: James Bell

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City

Referee: Martain Coy
Assistant Referees: Matthew Perry and Thomas Harty
Fourth Official: Paul Stonier

Crewe Alexandra v Lincoln City

Referee: Scott Oldham
Assistant Referees: Grant Taylor and Joe Clark
Fourth Official: Lisa Rashid

Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic 

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistant Referees: Paul Graham and Simon Clayton
Fourth Official: David Avent

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

Referee: Craig Hicks
Assistant Referees: Marvyn Amphlett and Richard Morris
Fourth Official: Michael Begley

 Grimsby Town v Morecambe 

Referee: Graham Salisbury
Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth and Declan Ford
Fourth Official: Elliot Swallow

Huddersfield Town v Rochdale 

Referee: Ben Toner
Assistant Referees: Stephen Wade and Ricard Bartlett
Fourth Official: Scott Simpson

Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers 

Referee: Will Finnie
Assistant Referees: Joseph Stokes and Adrian Tranter
Fourth Official: Stephen Brown

Luton Town v Norwich City 

Referee: John Busby
Assistant Referees: Michael Webb and Anthony Da Costa
Fourth Official: Paul Howard

Milton Keynes Dons v Coventry City 

Referee: Trevor Kettle
Assistant Referees: Darren Blunden and Daniel Cook
Fourth Official: Scott Williams 

Newport County v Swansea City

Referee: Kevin Johnson
Assistant Referees: Andrew Laver and Seven Plane
Fourth Official: Daniel Flynn

Northampton Town v Cardiff City 

Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistant Referees: Nicholas Cooper and Hristo Karaivanov
Fourth Official: Paul Evans

Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistant Referees: Barry Gordon Daniel Woodward
Fourth Official: Lewis Smith

Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon 

Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistant Referees: Justin Amey and Paul Yates
Fourth Official: Michael Chard

Peterborough United v Cheltenham Town 

Referee: Alan Young
Assistant Referees: Geoffrey Russell and Marc Wilson
Fourth Official: Aaron Farmer

 Reading v Colchester United 

Referee: Joshua Smith
Assistant Referees: Bhupinder Gill and Carl Fitch-Jackson
Fourth Official: Carl Brook

Salford City v Rotherham United 

Referee: James Oldham
Assistant Referees: Gareth Mellor and Peter Gooch
Fourth Official: Aaron Jackson 

Scunthorpe United v Port Vale

Referee: Neil Hair
Assistant Referees: Christopher Ward and Oliver Bickle
Fourth Official: Thomas Parsons

 Sunderland v Hull City 

Referee: Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referees: Mark Cunliffe and Joe Simpson
Fourth Official: Martin Woods

 Swindon Town v Charlton Athletic 

Referee: Brett Huxtable
Assistant Referees: Louis Marks and Kevin Howick
Fourth Official: Robert Dabbs

Tranmere Rovers v Harrogate Town

Referee: Tom Nield
Assistant Referees: Conor Brown and Seven Rushton
Fourth Official: Bradley Hall

Sunday 6th September

 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers (KO: 12:00)

Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistant Referees: Stuart Butler and John Flynn
Fourth Official: Samuel Alison


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