After a season of the League Cup being without a primary sponsor, The English Football League (EFL) have joined up with a Thai energy drink manufacturer Carabao. The competition last season (known as the EFL Cup) was won by Manchester City.

The draw for the first round of the Cup will be drawn on Friday 16 June in Bangkok at 1pm British (BST). There will be a live stream of the draw available.

35 ties to be drawn including all the teams from League 1 and League 2 plus teams from the Championship with the exception of Middlesbrough and Exeter’s 2nd round opponents last season Hull City.

Exeter will be number 25 in the south part of the draw and will be on of the unseeded teams.

The draw is regionalised and seeded as follows:-

South – Seeds North – Seeds
1. Aston Villa 1. Barnsley
2. Birmingham City 2. Blackburn Rovers
3. Brentford 3. Bolton Wanderers
4. Bristol City 4. Bradford City
5. Bristol Rovers 5. Burton Albion
6. Cardiff City 6. Derby County
7. Charlton Athletic 7. Fleetwood Town
8. Fulham 8. Leeds United
9. Ipswich Town 9. Nottingham Forest
10. Millwall 10. Preston North End
11. Milton Keynes Dons 11. Rochdale
12. Norwich City 12. Rotherham United
13. Oxford United 13. Scunthorpe United
14. Peterborough United 14. Sheffield United
15. Queens Park Rangers 15. Sheffield Wednesday
16. Reading 16. Sunderland
17. Southend United 17. Wigan Athletic
18. Wolverhampton Wanderers
South – Non-Seeds North – Non-Seeds
19. AFC Wimbledon 18. Accrington Stanley
20. Barnet 19. Blackpool
21. Cambridge United 20. Bury
22. Cheltenham Town 21. Carlisle United
23. Colchester United 22. Chesterfield
24. Crawley Town 23. Coventry City
25. Exeter City 24. Crewe Alexandra
26. Forest Green Rovers 25. Doncaster Rovers
27. Gillingham 26. Grimsby Town
28. Luton Town 27. Lincoln City
29. Newport County 28. Mansfield Town
30. Northampton Town 29. Morecambe
31. Plymouth Argyle 30. Notts County
32. Portsmouth 31. Oldham Athletic
33. Stevenage 32. Port Vale
34. Swindon Town 33. Shrewsbury Town
35. Wycombe Wanderers 34. Walsall
36. Yeovil Town



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