1. ITV Report

North East trio begin cup campaigns

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Tony Mowbray has no fresh injury worries ahead of tonight's home clash with Accrington. The tie gives Middlesbrough the chance to claim their first home victory of the season after a 2-1 opening day defeat to Leicester last weekend.

Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United

Pools manager Colin Cooper could make several changes to his starting XI for his return to the City Ground, with Steve Howard and Simon Walton both pushing for a start.

York City v Burnley

Striker Wes Fletcher will hope to make his York debut against former club Burnley. The 22-year-old, who joined the Minstermen as a free agent in June, has been suffering from an ankle injury.

Ben Davies will miss out though after parent club Preston did not permit the defender to play in this match.