The draw is just being made and Exeter City will host troubled club Crawley Town. The tie is likely to be played on Tuesday 8 August 2023.

The League Cup has not seen a run by Exeter City for some time. On the rare occasion City get past round one, they falter in round two. The last time City progressed passed round two was our championship season of 1989/90. Over-coming Swansea City in R1, Exeter went on to beat Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and finally succumbed to Sunderland in the fourth round after holding them to a 2-2 draw at St James Park.

Last year City thrashed Cheltenham Town 7-0 at Whaddon Road in the first round, and then lost on penalties to Gillingham after a 0-0 draw.

The competition has had a number of sponsors since the competition started in the 1960/61 season. The first sponsors were the Milk Marketing Board (Milk Cup), Littlewoods, Rumblelows, Worthington’s, Carling, Capital One, and now Carabao.

The draw in full

Southern Section

Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient
Forest Green Rovers v Portsmouth
Swansea City v Northampton Town
Exeter City v Crawley Town
Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers
Newport County v Charlton Athletic
Stevenage v Watford
Cheltenham Town v Birmingham City
Sutton United v Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons v Wycombe Wanderers
Millwall v Reading
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City
Bristol City v Oxford United
Gillingham v Southampton
Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City
Peterborough United v Swindon Town
Cardiff City v Colchester United

Northern Section

Notts County v Lincoln City
Bolton Wanderers v Barrow AFC
Hull City v Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield Town v Grimsby Town
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday v Stockport County
Leeds United v Shrewsbury Town
Preston North End v Salford City
Rotherham United v Morecambe
Harrogate Town v Carlisle United
Burton Albion v Leicester City
Accrington Stanley v Bradford City
Derby County v Blackpool
Port Vale v Fleetwood Town
Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
Blackburn Rovers v Walsall
Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough
Wrexham AFC v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland AFC v Crewe Alexandra

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