Newastle Draw Cheltenham Town At Home In EFL Cup

Newcastle United have drawn Cheltenham Town at home in the second round of the EFL Cup and the tie will be played in a few weeks time during the week commencing Monday, 22nd August.

The Robins have met Newcastle once before in the FA Cup 4th round in January of 2006 when we won 2-0 with goals from Michael Chopra and Scott Parker.

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Sunderland have drawn Shrewsbury Town at home, and Shrewsbury beat Saturday’s league opponents Huddersfield Town last night 2-1 in the 1st round of the EFL Cup at New Meadow.

We would expect to win in the 2nd round, but with Newcastle you never know – but it would be nice to have a good run in both cups this season, as long as we are at or near the top of the Championship during the season.

Getting promoted has to be our number one priority.

Here is the second round draw in full.

QPR v Rochdale
Scunthorpe v Cardiff/Bristol City
Watford v Gillingham
Peterborough v Swansea
Everton v Yeovil
Millwall v Nottingham Forest
Sunderland v Shrewsbury
Luton v Leeds
Chelsea v Bristol Rovers/Bristol City
Burton v Liverpool
Blackburn v Crewe
Accrington v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Blackpool
Morecambe v Bournemouth
Preston v Oldham
Oxford v Brighton
Reading v MK Dons
Fulham v Middlesbrough
Newcastle v Cheltenham
Exeter v Hull
Derby v Carlisle
Northampton v West Brom
Wolves v Cambridge
Stevenage v Stoke
Norwich v Coventry

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