An interesting Wednesday lies ahead with Newcastle fans having a cup draw and live tv games announcement to look forward to.

The first round of the League Cup (now named EFL Cup) is taking place this week and after televising Luton v Aston Villa tomorrow night, Sky Sports will have the draw for the second round at approximately 10pm.

Newcastle United are one of the seeded clubs, along with 13 Premier League sides (those not in Europe), Norwich City and ten winners from the first round.

As one of the seeded clubs, Newcastle should be ensured an easier game…the second round matches will take place week commencing Monday 22 August.

Earlier on Wednesday, Newcastle find out which Championship matches in October and November have been chosen by Sky Sports for live coverage.

United have eight league matches over the course of those two months and at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon, Sky and the EFL will announce that next schedule of televised matches.