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FOOTBALL: Draw for first round of Capital One Cup

The ties will be played in the week beginning 11 August Credit: ITV News West Country

The World cup may be in full swing in Brazil, but the domestic season has a moved a step closer with the draw for the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Swindon visit newly promoted league side Luton. Cheltenham face a tough tie at Championship side Brighton. Bristol City entertain Oxford United and Yeovil are at home to Gillingham.

The games will be played in the week beginning 11 August 2014.

O'Driscoll hoping for a cup shock tonight

Sean O'Driscoll is remaining positive for tonight's cup tie at Southamton Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll is hoping tonight's Capital One Cup tie at Premier League Southampton will provide a welcome distraction from his team's league form.

"They will be fluid because that is what the Premier League is all about," he told the club's website. "They went to Anfield and restricted a free flowing Liverpool side from getting into their rhythm

"I watched their game against West Ham, we've watched a video of them against Barnsley and had someone watching them at Anfield, so I don't think there is any more we could do in terms of preparation."

In the last round City beat another Premier League team with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.


Full report: Dream cup clash for Swindon

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be bringing his multi-millionaire footballers to Swindon. They were drawn together last night in the third round of the Capital One cup.

Bristol City also face Premier League opposition with a visit to Southampton. But it's the visit of Jose's boys to the County Ground that has got everyone talking. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has been to the club to see how they're preparing.

Swindon to play Chelsea in League Cup

Ties to be played in the week commencing 23rd September.

The draw for the third round of the League Cup has been made.

Swindon Town's reward for defeating QPR is a home tie against Premier League giants Chelsea.

Bristol City also have Premier League opposition. They will travel to Southampton. Both games will be played in four week's time.


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