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24th July 2002 13:00

One leg only.
Ties will be played during week commencing 9 September 2002.

The tie could see a return to Field Mill of Adam Murray.

Stags are also due to play Derby in a friendly on July 30.

Sky Sports are contracted to show 2 live games. There appears to be a strong chance of Stags game being one of them.

Evening Post, 24 July 2002
Division Two new boys Mansfield Town will entertain Derby County in the first round of the Worthington Cup.

Stuart Watkiss' side will pit their wits against John Gregory's Rams on Tuesday, September 10.

Watkiss said the clash against the Rams would give the Mansfield public a big game to look forward to.

The two clubs meet in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday but Watkiss does not believe the Worthington Cup match will have much of bearing on that particular clash.

He said: "It's sure to be a big game and it is certainly something for us to look forward to.

"The fact Derby have got a number of big names should mean it will be a big attraction.

"It shouldn't change much though as far as Tuesday is concerned.

"We will certainly not be cagy and we are looking for the friendly to help us continue to prepare for the big kick-off.

"We will not be changing things ourselves and I know Derby will watch a couple of our league games before then, as we will too."
Full draw below:


Bristol Rovers v Boston United
(To be played Tuesday 20 August 2002 kick off 7:45pm)


Huddersfield Town v Darlington
Rotherham United v Carlisle United
Lincoln City v Stockport County
Wrexham v Bradford City
Grimsby Town v Chesterfield
Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic
Mansfield Town v Derby County
Oldham Athletic v Notts County
Sheffield United v York City
Preston North End v Scunthorpe United
Hull City v Leicester City
Hartlepool United v Tranmere Rovers
Nottingham Forest v Kidderminster Harriers
Burnley v Blackpool
Bury v Stoke City
Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra
Macclesfield Town v Barnsley
Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale
Bristol City v Oxford United
Swindon Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Walsall v Shrewsbury Town
Rushden & Diamonds v Millwall
Leyton Orient v Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge United v Reading
Torquay United v Gillingham
Watford v Luton Town
AFC Bournemouth v Brentford
Bristol Rovers or Boston United v Cardiff City
Norwich City v Cheltenham Town
Brighton & Hove Albion v Exeter City
Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle
Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Coventry City v Colchester United
Portsmouth v Peterborough United
Southend United v Wimbledon
(Ties will be played during week commencing 9 September 2002)


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