Having returned to the EFL after a 15-year absence, Wrexham have experienced a mixed start to the season, picking up six points from their opening five league matches.
After playing out an entertaining 5-5 draw with Swindon Town, Phil Parkinson’s side had to settle for another point in Saturday’s away meeting with Barrow.
Elliot Lee dispatched his 12th-minute spot kick to take a slender lead into half time, but Barrow managed to find an equaliser in the second period, ensuring that Wrexham had to settle for a third draw in four league games.
While a flurry of draws may frustrate Parkinson, his side are currently unbeaten in five competitive matches, and they will be determined to keep that run going when they face Bradford for the first time since 2008.
After eliminating Wigan in the previous round, the Red Dragons are hoping to reach the third round of the EFL Cup for the first time since the 1981-1982 season.
Meanwhile, Bradford have experienced a mixed start to the 2023-24 campaign, which began with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Crawley Town.
The Bantams bounced back to beat Accrington on penalties in the EFL Cup, before they picked up four points from their next two league games.
Although they were stopped in their tracks by a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Morecambe, Bradford responded in impeccable fashion to edge out Crewe Alexandra on Saturday courtesy of Jamie Walker’s first-half effort.
Mark Hughes would have been pleased to see his side record their first clean sheet of the season, and he will now be challenging his side to produce another strong defensive display on Tuesday.
The visitors, who reached the final of the EFL Cup in 2013, are hoping to reach the third round of the competition for the first time since the 2014-15 season.