League Two Northampton Town have landed a plum tie against Championship side and last season's finalists Cardiff in the First Round of the League Cup, which is now sponsored by Capital One.
The Cobblers, who clinched a famous League Cup win over Liverpool two seasons ago, will host Malky Mackay's team during week commencing August 13th.
League Two rivals Southend will also face Championship opposition in Peterborough United. That will take place at London Road.
As well as Northampton and Peterborough, Ipswich Town and Stevenage also have home ties - both against League Two sides - while Colchester and MK Dons will start their campaigns on the road.
Details of the ties involving the sides in the ITV Anglia patch are as follows:
Cheltenham v MK DONS
IPSWICH TOWN v Bristol Rovers
NORTHAMPTON TOWN v Cardiff City
PETERBOROUGH UNITED v SOUTHEND UNITED
STEVENAGE v AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town v COLCHESTER UNITED
To be played week commencing August 13th.
The cup ties will be a curtain raiser to the new football season, with the opening league matches scheduled for Saturday August 18th.
Norwich City is one of several Premier League clubs who will enter the draw at the Second Round stage.