SAINTS have been drawn at home to Cherries in the first round of the Carling Cup.

Alan Pardew's men will host Eddie Howe's team in the week beginning August 9, in what promises to be an exciting and passionate south coast derby.

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The two teams are already due to meet twice this season, after Cherries were promoted to League One.

But they will now get an extra look at each other, in the first week of the season, when they face off at St Mary's.

Elsewhere, Pompey have been handed a tricky fixture, away at Stevenage.

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