Mark Heywood will take charge of Port Vale’s midweek JPT clash with Blackpool.
The Valiants take on the Seasiders at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm, in the second round of the tournament.
Mr Heywood has refereed eight games so far this season, brandishing 25 yellow cards and two reds.
The last time he officiated a game involving Rob Page’s side was last term’s 2-0 home loss to Coventry City in December.
Ricky Wootton and Simon Barrow will be the assistant referees while Alan Clayton will be the fourth official.