WREXHAM have been drawn away to Championship outfit Sheffield United in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Phil Parkinson's men, promoted to League One last season, will face the Blades - relegated from the Premier League in 2023-24 - at Bramall Lane in the week commending Monday August 12.

The teams went head-to-head in two pulsating FA Cup ties during the 2022-23 campaign.

Wrexham came from behind to lead 3-2 in the fourth round clash at The Racecourse but United equalised in added time to force a replay.

The Reds gave as good as they got in south Yorkshire where Paul Mullin (pictured) netted from the spot but the Blades scored two late goals to secure a 3-1 victory and progress to round five.

Seventy clubs from the Championship, League One and League Two enter the Carabao Cup at the opening round stage and Wrexham will aim to get through for a second year in a row.

Back in the competition after returning to the Football League following a 15-year absence, Wrexham drew 0-0 against League One outfit Wigan Athletic at The Racecourse but the Reds won 4-2 on penalties.

Despite going behind in the third minute at home to League Two rivals Bradford City in the second round, centre-back Will Boyle equalised after the interval.

But there was no shoot-out success on this occasion as Wrexham lost 4-3 on penalties.