Reds Get Cup Trip To Seaside

Barnsley will meet Blackpool in a cup competition for the sixth time this Millenium after being drawn together in the First Round of the 2017-2018 Carabao Cup.

Daniel Stendel will sample English cup football for the first time in the week commencing the 13th August when the Reds travel to Bloomfield Road.

Barnsley have only progressed beyond the First Round of the League Cup once in the past four seasons when they made the Third Round last season, losing 1-0 to Tottenham at Wembley. Blackpool meanwhile have won only one of their last eight First Round ties, defeating Bolton 4-2 in 2016-2017 before being eliminated in the Second Round.

As mentioned before this will be the sixth cup tie between the two sides since 2000 and Barnsley have progressed only twice from the previous five.

2016-2017, FA Cup Third Round Replay (after 0-0 draw) Barnsley (Angus MacDonald 49) 1-2 Blackpool (Kelvin Mellor 30, Bright Osayi-Samuel 120)

2007-2008, FA Cup Third Round, Barnsley (Stephen Foster 78, Michael Coulson 81) 2-1 Blackpool (Dave Fox 32)

2006-2007 League Cup First Round, Blackpool (Scott Vernon 70, 120) 2-2 Barnsley (Robbie Williams pen 53, Martin Devaney 117) Barnsley win 4-2 on pens

2003-2004 League Cup First Round, Barnsley (Dean Gorre 63) 1-2 Blackpool (Scott Taylor 5, 22)

2002-2003 FA Cup First Round, Barnsley (Bruce Dyer 17) 1-4 Blackpool (John Hills 37, John Murphy 47, Paul Dalglish 50, Scott Taylor 70)

Meanwhile Barnsley have confirmed that midfielder Christoph Knasmullner has left the club, returning to his native Austria to sign for Rapid Vienna. The 26 year old arrived at Oakwell in January from Admira Wacker but made only three appearances of which only one was from the start.