Seventy clubs are in action across three days as the EFL Cup gets back under way this week, kicking off the road to Wembley!Teams from all three EFL divisions feature in Round One of the competition, with 30 of the fixtures taking place on Tuesday night. A further five games complete the round over Wednesday and Thursday, two of which will be screened live on Sky Sports.
TV Games: Sky Sports announce EFL Cup Round One selections
On Tuesday night, Cheltenham Town and Grimsby Town return to the tournament following promotion from the National League last term, and both face testing ties.
The Robins were three divisions below Charlton Athletic last term, but now sit just 13 places adrift them in the EFL ladder. They go head-to-head at Whaddon Road in what will be the first ever competitive meeting between the pair, while Grimsby to go Sky Bet Championship outfit Derby County.
Two all-London affairs take place on an action-packed opening night, with Leyton Orient hosting Fulham and Barnet welcoming Millwall to The Hive, while Southend United and Gillingham lock horns just three days after facing off in their Sky Bet League One opener, which the Gills won 3-1.
On Wednesday, Sky Sports' first TV selection sees Sky Bet Championship new boys Aston Villa travel to League Two leaders and 1988 Cup winners Luton Town. The Hatters impressed in the early stages of the competition last year, while Villa were introduced to the rigours of the EFL following a weekend loss at Sheffield Wednesday.
QPR duo Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo will come up against their former club Swindon Town in one of three other Wednesday night fixtures, 24 hours before the Sky cameras are out again.
Appointments: The match officials on EFL Cup Round One duty
In the West Country on Thursday, Bristol Rovers take on Cardiff City, and it's a return to the Memorial Stadium for Bluebirds boss Paul Trollope, who had lengthy spells with the Pirates as both a player and a manager.
Rovers are riding the crest of a wave following back-to-back promotions, and the Welshman will need his Championship troops to be at their best if they're to avoid an upset under the lights.
EFL Cup Round One fixtures
Tuesday 9th August 2016 (kick-off is 7.45pm unless stated):
Accrington Stanley v Bradford City
Barnet v Millwall (8pm)
Barnsley v Northampton Town
Birmingham City v Oxford United
Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United
Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday
Carlisle United v Port Vale
Cheltenham Town v Charlton Athletic
Coventry City v Portsmouth
Derby County v Grimsby Town
Doncaster Rovers v Nottingham Forest
Exeter City v Brentford
Ipswich Town v Stevenage
Leyton Orient v Fulham
Mansfield Town v Blackburn Rovers
Newport County v Milton Keynes Dons
Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic
Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon
Preston North End v Hartlepool United
Reading v Plymouth Argyle (8pm)
Rochdale v Chesterfield
Rotherham United v Morecambe
Scunthorpe United v Notts County
Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Huddersfield Town
Southend United v Gillingham
Walsall v Yeovil Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City
Wednesday 10th August 2016
Burton Albion v Bury (7.30pm)
Fleetwood Town v Leeds United
Luton Town v Aston Villa - live on Sky Sports
Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town
Thursday 11th August 2016
Bristol Rovers v Cardiff City - live on Sky Sports
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