Newcastle United have drawn Leicester City at SJP in the only home draw of the second round of the League Cup. The game will be played on the week commencing 26/Aug/19. 

Although Brendan Rodgers is likely to play an under-strength side, it does mean there is potential for Ayoze Perez to return to Gallowgate for the first time since his £30m transfer to the East Midlands. 

The full draw is as below: 

Rochdale v Carlisle United
Preston North End v Hull City
Grimsby Town v Macclesfield Town
Nottingham Forest v Derby County
Burnley v mackems
Burton Albion v Morecambe
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wed/Bury
Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United v Stoke City
Lincoln City v Everton
Crewe Alexandra v Aston Villa
QPR v Portsmouth
Southend United v MK Dons
Bournemouth v Forest Green Rovers
Fulham v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Colchester United
Bristol Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City v Luton Town
Swansea City v Cambridge United
Watford v Coventry City
Oxford United v Millwall
Newport County v West Ham
Crawley Town v Norwich City
Plymouth Argyle v Reading

These is as yet no new on tickets. Steve Bruce has been fulsome in his determination to target Cups this season so it will be instructive to see the team he puts out to gather whether that has all been flannel or not.