• No Man Utd for Albion in Capital One Cup 2nd round

    Albion fans hoping for a glamour tie in the second round of the Capital One Cup will be left disappointed due to the mechanics of the draw, which takes place on Sky immediately after this evening's Coventry v Cardiff televised first round clash.

    Thirteen Premier League clubs enter the competition in the second round with the remaining seven joining in Round 3 as they are involved in European competition.

    The draw is seeded, with the top 12 Football League clubs still in the competition (based on last seasonís finishing positions), including the Albion, joining the 13 Premier League clubs as seeds.

    Unseeded clubs will be subject to a pre-draw to determine a home or away match, with each unseeded team facing a seeded side. Seeded clubs will be drawn out live on Sky Sports News with the draw numbers as listed below

    Seeded Teams and Draw Numbers

    1. AFC Bournemouth
    2. Aston Villa
    3. Bolton Wanderers
    4. Brighton & Hove Albion
    5. Burnley
    6. Crystal Palace
    7. Derby County
    8. Fulham
    9. Leeds United
    10. Leicester City
    11. Manchester United
    12. Middlesbrough
    13. Newcastle United
    14. Norwich City
    15. Nottingham Forest
    16. Queens Park Rangers
    17. Reading
    18. Southampton
    19. Stoke City
    20. Sunderland
    21. Swansea City
    22. Watford
    23. West Bromwich Albion
    24. West Ham United
    25. Cardiff City or Sheffield Wednesday*

    *If Cardiff City win, Sheffield Wednesday will be added to the UNSEEDED list.

    Unseeded Teams

    Birmingham City
    Bradford City
    Burton Albion
    Charlton Athletic
    Crawley Town
    Crewe Alexandra
    Doncaster Rovers
    Huddersfield Town
    Leyton Orient
    Milton Keynes Dons
    Northampton Town
    Oxford United
    Port Vale
    Preston North End
    Rotherham United
    Scunthorpe United
    Shrewsbury Town
    Swindon Town
    Sheffield United / Mansfield Town
    Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City**

    ** If Coventry City beat Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday are added to the SEEDED list.

    Crawley at home for an all-Sussex clash or something else? Let us know who you want in the comments below!
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. SamPeters18's Avatar
      SamPeters18 -
      Crawley, Leyton Orient or Portsmouth
    1. Normal Rob's Avatar
      Normal Rob -
      I want a draw system that isn't a complete load of overcomplicated b******ks
    1. blue'n'white's Avatar
      blue'n'white -
      Looking on the bright side we can't get our mates from up the M23 either !
    1. Albion Dan's Avatar
      Albion Dan -
      Quote Originally Posted by blue'n'white View Post
      Looking on the bright side we can't get our mates from up the M23 either !
      Thank the lord. There couldnt possibly be a worse time to play that lot!
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