Rovers handed derby clash

11 August 2017 02:20:13 EST

Blackburn Rovers have the chance to cause an upset in the second round of the Carabao Cup after being handed a home tie against local rivals Burnley.

Tony Mowbray's side are 6/4 to be promoted from League One this season while the Clarets, 7/2 to be relegated from the Premier League, sold Andre Gray to Watford earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Southampton, who were beaten by Manchester United in last season's final, will play big-spending Championship side Wolves at St Mary's in the second round.

Newcastle United will host Nottingham Forest, while Bournemouth visit a Birmingham City team that is managed by Harry Redknapp.

West Ham face a potential banana-skin at League Two team Cheltenham Town while Newport County, who narrowly avoided relegation to the National League last term, visit Leeds United.

The second-round ties will be played in the week commencing Monday 21st August.

Second round draw - South section:
QPR v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town
Watford v Bristol City
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic
Cheltenham Town v West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnet
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Southampton v Wolves
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City
Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall

North section
Carlisle United v Sunderland
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Accrington Stanley v West Brom
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United v Newport County
Stoke City v Rochdale
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Blackburn Rovers v Burnley
Sheffield United v Leicester City
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic
Barnsley v Derby County or Grimsby Town

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