Newcastle Get Shrimps In League Cup Draw

Newcastle United have been drawn at Morecombe in the second round of the League Cup (Capital One Cup) and the games are are due to be played on the week starting


Newcastle have never played Morecambe (nicknamed the Shrimps) before and the two local cups – the League Cup and the FA Cup are two competitions Newcastle will take seriously this season, in an attempt to win something for the first time since 1969.

That would be something!

Birmingham won it in 2011 when they were also relegated from the Premier league, and Swansea won it last season, so there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot have a good run in this Cup if we play a strong team – and think like a small club – at least in this competition.

It also leads to a place in the Europa League.

Here is the full draw that was announced today:

Carlisle v Leicester
Doncaster v Leeds
Nottingham Forest v Millwall
Sunderland v MK Dons
West Brom v Newport
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Peterborough v Reading
Barnsley v Southampton
Burton v Fulham
Burnley v Preston
Liverpool v Notts County
Norwich v Bury
Leyton Orient v Hull City
Everton v Stevenage
Stoke v Walsall
Huddersfield v Charlton
Aston Villa v Rotherham
Tranmere v Bolton
Morecambe v Newcastle
QPR v Swindon
Derby v Brentford
Watford v Bournemouth
Yeovil v Birmingham
Accrington v Cardiff
West Ham v Cheltenham

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