LEEDS UNITED will head to a happy hunting ground in Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium in the first round of the Capital One Cup following this morning’s draw.
United visit familiar territory in the competition and their short trip down the A1 in August will represent the third occasion that they have visited the Keepmoat in the Capital One Cup in the past four years.
Leeds are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions at the Keepmoat, winning five, with Rovers having not beaten United on home soil since way back in August 1951.
Goals from Scott Wootton, Matt Smith and Ross McCormack gave Leeds a 3-1 success in the second-round of the competition at Doncaster in August 2013 and two years earlier at the same stage of the competition, a Ramon Nunez brace helped give them a 2-1 win.
All told, Leeds have won on their last four visits in all competitions to Doncaster.
The away trip is the first time in six years that Leeds have been handed a first-round away assignment in the competition, with the Whites having never lost at the first round stage in the competition’s 54-year history.
In the past five seasons, Accrington, Chesterfield, Shrwesbury, Bradford City and Lincoln City have all been disposed of at Elland Road.
Another all-Yorkshire derby in the first round sees Bradford City visit York City. Huddersfield Town welcome Notts County.
Leeds’ tie at Rovers will be played in the week commencing August 10, 2015.