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Capital One Cup Round 2 preview

24 August 2015

The Capital One Cup returns this week with 24 Round 2 games taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday.

The 12 Premier League sides not involved in European competitions this season enter proceedings, and they will face the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2 sides that were successful in Round 1.

Capital One Cup Round 2 fixtures (kick-off times are 7.45pm unless stated):

Tuesday 25th August

Aston Villa v Notts County   
Birmingham City v Gillingham
Burton Albion v Middlesbrough
Bury v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v Shrewsbury Town
Doncaster Rovers v Ipswich Town
Fulham v Sheffield United
Hartlepool United v Bournemouth
Hull City v Rochdale
Luton Town v Stoke City (live on Sky Sports)
Milton Keynes Dons v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Northampton Town
Peterborough United v Charlton Athletic
Portsmouth v Reading   
Preston North End v Watford
Queens Park Rangers v Carlisle United
Rotherham United v Norwich City
Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford United
Sunderland v Exeter City
Swansea City v York City
Walsall v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnet
West Bromwich Albion v Port Vale (8pm)

Wednesday 26th August

Barnsley v Everton (live on Sky Sports)

There are plenty of previous League Cup winners who start their Capital One Cup campaign on Tuesday, including Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City, who face Sky Bet League 2 opposition in the form of Notts County, York City and Port Vale respectively.

Premier League sides enter the fray in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup

Read more: Notts County's Graham Burke excited by return to Aston Villa

Bury, Exeter City, Hartlepool United and Northampton Town are among other League 2 sides who take on Premier League opposition, as are Luton Town, who face Stoke City at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday in a game being screened live on Sky Sports.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink set to face former side Middlesbrough in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup

Read more: Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder says players have great opportunity against Newcastle United

Milton Keynes Dons famously beat Manchester United 4-0 in Round 2 a year ago and face an all-Championship clash with Cardiff City at stadiummk this time around, while Brighton & Hove Albion and Walsall, who have both made an unbeaten start to league life, go toe-to-toe at Banks's Stadium.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 2 preview

Live on Sky Sports

Round 2 will see Luton Town and Stoke City televised live on Sky Sports on Tuesday, followed by Barnsley entertaining Everton on Wednesday. The draw for Round 3 will follow the conclusion of the action on Tuesday. 

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 2: Sky Sports’ selections announced

Match official appointments

The match official appointments for Round 2 of the Capital One Cup have been made.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 2 Match Official appointments

Don’t miss it!

We’ll be providing updates from all of the Round 2 games in the Capital One Cup on Twitter, via @CapitalOne_Cup, and on the official League Cup Facebook page.

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