Salford City co-owner Gary Neville has taken to Twitter to comment on the Carabao Cup draw which sees Derby County host the League Two side at Pride Park.

The Championship fixtures were released today alongside the Carabao Cup draw.

Derby host Huddersfield Town in the Championship on the opening day, and the Carabao Cup draw pits them against Salford City in a game which has several sub-plots.

Shrewsbury Town v Bradford City - FA Cup: 1st Round
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Former Derby U23 coach Gary Bowyer left the Rams to take charge of Salford for the latter stages of last season, before joining the club permanently this summer.

Co-owner Gary Neville, meanwhile, is a former Manchester United and England teammate of Derby boss Wayne Rooney with the Sky Sports pundit reacting on Twitter to the draw.

Salford is owner by Project 92 Limited. It consists of Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and David Beckham.

Salford have risen from NPL Division One North right up to League Two since 2014.

England Training and Press Conference
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The League Two side have ambitions to continue rising the ranks. They will see their game against Derby in the Carabao Cup as a test of their current ability.

 

Derby and Salford also meet in a pre-season friendly next month.

Wayne Rooney has a big job on his hands at Derby this summer. With a limited squad and an embargo, it will be a challenge to make a competitive squad to match his ambitions.

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