The Bantams will find out who their Carabao Cup opponents are on Thursday night - from Morrisons!

A London branch of the supermarket, whose headquarters are in Bradford, has been announced as the venue for the first-round draw (7pm).

Former England internationals John Barnes and Ray Parlour will select the balls at the Colindale store, around three miles from Wembley Stadium - where City made history by reaching the final back in 2013.

It is the latest in a string of surprising locations for the draw, which include Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Retired midfielder Parlour, who won the competition with Arsenal in 1993, said: "Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition."

A series of technical faults blighted the Bangkok draw in 2017, with incorrect fixtures shown on an on-screen graphic.

Fans will once again be able to watch the draw live, either in store or on the Carabao Cup Facebook page.

Manchester City go into the competition as defending champions after beating Chelsea on penalties in February's final at Wembley.

This season's first-round draw, which will produce 35 fixtures with teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, will include cup debutants Salford City.

The draw - which takes place on the same day as the Football League fixtures come out (9am) - will include all clubs from League One and League Two, as well as 22 sides from the Championship - excluding Cardiff City and Fulham, who join the competition in round two alongside the Premier League clubs not involved in European competitions.

Gary Bowyer's Bantams will be hoping to do better than last season when they lost on penalties at League Two Macclesfield.

Matches are scheduled to take place week commencing August 12.