Crewe next up for Wanderers in Capital One Cup

Bolton Wanderers
Bolton Wanderers

BOLTON have been handed a trip to Crewe in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Dougie Freedman’s side struggled to beat Bury on Tuesday at the Macron Stadium and lost their opening Championship game of the season at Watford last Saturday.

Manchester United were last out of the hat as they entered the second round draw of the Capital One Cup for the first time in 19 years - and will travel to MK Dons.

United have not been in this stage of the draw since 1995 - when they were famously dumped out by York - but are there this season after failing to qualify for Europe last term.

Last season’s beaten finalists Sunderland will face the 2011 champions as they travel to Birmingham.

Gus Poyet’s men lost 3-1 to Manchester City in last season’s Wembley showpiece but will be confident of another cup run after last season’s dramatic escape from Barclays Premier League relegation and a summer of recruitment on Wearside.

League Two Burton, who created the upset of round one by beating Championship Wigan on Tuesday night, will face even higher opposition as they welcome QPR to the east midlands.

Fulham will make the short trip to face west London rivals Brentford while West Ham will host a grudge match against Sheffield United who were relegated by the Carlos Tevez affair in 2007.

Stoke will be heavy favourites to beat League Two Portsmouth at the Britannia Stadium although Southampton face a potentially tougher prospect with a trip to face Millwall.

West Brom will welcome Oxford to the Hawthorns, Leicester play host to Shrewsbury and Burnley take on Sheffield Wednesday at Turf Moor.

Newcastle will face a long midweek trip as they travel to Kent to take on Gillingham while Crystal Palace head north to face off against Walsall and Swansea host Rotherham.

The other Premier League side in the draw, Aston Villa, host league One Leyton Orient.

In the pick of the other ties, there will be a big Yorkshire derby at Valley Parade as Leeds make the short trip to face near-neighbours Bradford.

Cardiff, who beat Coventry 2-1 on Wednesday night, have been rewarded with a trip to Port Vale, Huddersfield face Nottingham Forest in an all-Championship affair and Middlesbrough host Preston.

Watford will face Doncaster at Vicarage Road, Bournemouth will take on Northampton and Reading face a testing trip to Scunthorpe

Championship promotion favourites Derby take on Charlton, Brighton face a trip to Swindon, Bolton travel to Crewe and Norwich host Crawley.

The ties will be played on August 26 and 27.