The draw will be in keeping with previous outside-the-box settings, which have seen Piers Morgan wear a Spurs shirt and John Barnes in a supermarket
Carabao Cup draws have always had something edgy about them.
In the past we’ve seen John Barnes conduct proceedings from a supermarket, whilst Piers Morgan once drew the semi-final balls wearing a Tottenham shirt after losing a bet on social media.
Now, the competition’s creative minds have come together once more to give us another memorable draw setting.
Next week’s fourth round draw will be taking place live from a bowls club in rural Bedfordshire! Former Man City defender Micah Richards and ex-Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp will conduct duties from Potton Bowls Club.
The Sky Sports cameras will screen it all live on Wednesday, September 22 following the completion of the Manchester United versus West Ham earlier that night.
It may be at this point that you’re asking: but why?
Well, last month the EFL launched ‘Win the Draw’ which allowed fans to get the chance to see the fourth round up close and personal.
All they had to do was explain in 50 words or less why they deserve the chance to host the Carabao Cup draw.
And after an exhaustive search, Arsenal fan Gary Gunn was the eventual winner. And he chose his local bowls club as the setting.
The 58-year-old happens to be among the youngest members of the club, which was formed more than a century ago.
Speaking on his big win, Gary said: “It’s not often things like this happen in Potton, it’s a small market town and our bowls club is at the heart of the community.
“We’re excited already at the prospect of hosting the Carabao Cup draw, and we know the whole town is going to be smiling from ear to ear when the cameras arrive.”
Asked whether he was looking to recruit Redknapp to become a fully-fledged member of the club, Gary added: “We’ll definitely give him a game, and we’re probably going to have to give him honorary membership on the night! He’s such a character and everything he’s achieved in his career is unbelievable.”
The draw will complete the third round midweek, with other notable ties seeing Arsenal host AFC Wimbledon and holders Manchester City welcoming Wycombe Wanderers.
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