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CARABAO CUP TEAM NEWS: ROTHERHAM UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

14 August 2018

Leo Da Silva Lopes and Kal Naismith come in for their competitive debuts in the Carabao Cup.

  • Team News: Rotherham United v Wigan Athletic.
  • Paul Cook makes nine changes for the Carabao Cup following Saturday's clash with Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Leo Da Silva Lopes and Kal Naismith make competitive debuts, whilst youngsters Gelhardt, Weir, Merrie, Evans, Golden and Long make the bench.

Paul Cook has made eight changes to his team for tonight's Carabao Cup Round One clash with Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, with only Callum McManaman, Callum Connolly and Cedric Kipre in the starting XI for Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship.

Summer signings Leo Da Silva Lopes and Kal Naismith step in for their competitive debuts, whilst Alex Bruce joins Kipre in the centre of defence. Shaun MacDonald starts alongside Connolly in midfield, with Jamie Walker, Gary Roberts and James Vaughan all in to start. Jamie Jones replaces Christian Walton in goal.

Under 18 starlets Joe Gelhardt, Jensen Weir and Adam Long are amongst the substitutes, as is Wales youth international goalkeeper Owen Evans and Development Squad midfielder Chris Merrie and defender Tylor Golden, along with striker Devante Cole.

Rotherham United: Price, Vyner, Ajayi (Capt), Forde, Proctor, Ball, Robertson, Williams, Wiles, Raggett, B.Jones
Subs: Bilboe, Palmer, Taylor, Vassell, Newell, Hinds, McGinley

Latics: J.Jones, Lopes, Bruce, Kipre, Naismith, MacDonald, Connolly, Walker, Roberts, McManaman, Vaughan
Subs: Evans, Long, Golden, Merrie, Gelhardt, Weir, Cole


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