Carling Cup Second Round draw

August 13, 2008

Keane handed Forest return

Roy Keane will return to former club Nottingham Forest for a first competitive encounter as a manager after his Sunderland side were handed a trip to the City Ground in the Carling Cup second round.

Keane took the Black Cats to Forest last month in a pre-season friendly and would accept a repeat of the 1-0 scoreline in that match.

Premier League teams not involved in Europe were put into the draw after tonight's first-round matches with several being handed potentially awkward ties to be played later this month.

Newcastle will be away to Coventry, top-flight newcomers Hull go to Swansea and Middlesbrough must tackle Coca-Cola League One Yeovil at home.

Elsewhere Hartlepool host West Brom, Macclesfield have a trip to West Ham and Manchester City - who qualified for the UEFA Cup due to their disciplinary record but are not exempt from second-round duties - face a long trip to Brighton.

Blackburn will be at home to Grimsby, Wigan will welcome Notts County and Fulham host Leicester. Bolton have a home tie against Northampton.

The matches will be played in the week commencing August 25 except Manchester City, due to their European commitments.

Ties will be played week commencing August 25
Blackburn v Grimsby
Bolton v Northampton
Brighton v Man City
Burnley v Oldham
Cardiff v MK Dons
Cheltenham v Stoke
Coventry v Newcastle
Crewe v Bristol City
Fulham v Leicester
Leeds v Crystal Palace
Hartlepool v West Brom
Huddersfield v Sheff Utd
Ipswich v Colchester
Middlesbrough v Yeovil
Nottm For v Sunderland
Preston v Derby
QPR v Carlisle
Reading v Luton
Rotherham v Wolves
Southampton v Birmingham
Swansea v Hull
Watford v Darlington
West Ham v Macclesfield
Wigan v Notts Co