SUNDERLAND face a repeat of last season's play-off semi-final in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Black Cats will head to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup first round, with the tie due to take place in the week beginning August 8.

Sunderland beat Sheffield Wednesday on aggregate in the semi-final of last season's play-offs, with Patrick Roberts' stoppage-time goal at Hillsborough taking the Wearsiders to Wembley.

Middlesbrough will host Barnsley in the first round of the Carabao Cup, with the Tykes spending next season in League One following their relegation from the Championship last term.

Hartlepool United face a tricky first-round tie as they have been drawn away to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.