Newport County relishing cup trip
NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh and captain David Pipe have welcomed the chance to repeat their Capital One Cup heroics at Premier League West Bromwich Albion in the second round.
The Exiles caused a shock by winning 3-1 at Championship Brighton & Hove Albion in round one on Tuesday night.
And their reward is to face the Baggies, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season and are managed by ex-Chelsea star Steve Clarke.
Edinburgh’s League Two new boys will travel to The Hawthorns the week beginning August 26.
The Exiles boss said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It will be another fantastic night for the football club.
“If you can’t get a home tie the next best thing is a trip to a big club and West Brom will be taking it seriously I’m sure.
“It’s a great opportunity for my players to test themselves against some top class players once again.
“We have nothing to lose. There will be upsets along the way as we showed at Brighton.”
Skipper Pipe said: “It’s a great draw. Newport County going to a Premier League side is massive and it’s a dream for those fans and staff who have been through the hard times at this club.
“I’ll be proud to lead the side out at The Hawthorns and be one of the players representing Newport at a Premier League ground.
“We will enjoy the day but we will be going there to win, as we always do and we’ll be looking to cause another upset.”
Premier League newcomers Cardiff City – runners-up to Liverpool at Wembley in 2012 – face a trip to Accrington Stanley, who lost 4-1 at Rodney Parade last week.
- The draw in full for the second round of the Capital One Cup (matches to be played week commencing August 26): Carlisle v Leicester; Doncaster v Leeds; Nottingham Forest v Millwall; Sunderland v MK Dons; West Brom v Newport; Bristol City v Crystal Palace; Peterborough v Reading; Barnsley v Southampton; Burton v Fulham; Burnley v Preston; Liverpool v Notts County; Norwich v Bury; Leyton Orient v Hull; Everton v Stevenage; Stoke v Walsall; Huddersfield v Charlton; Aston Villa v Rotherham; Tranmere v Bolton; Morecambe v Newcastle; QPR v Swindon; Derby v Brentford; Watford v Bournemouth; Yeovil v Birmingham; Accrington v Cardiff; West Ham v Cheltenham
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