Gills to play Newport County at home in first round of Carabao Cup

The Gills will begin their Carabao Cup campaign at home.

Gillingham will play Newport County at MEMS Priestfield Stadium in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Steve Evans and his team will welcome the Welsh club to Kent, who reached the play-off semi-finals last season in Sky Bet League 2 under the management of former Gills midfielder Michael Flynn.

The tie is due to take place a few days after the club’s opening home league fixture of the season, which will take place against Burton Albion at Priestfield on Saturday August 10.

All EFL fixtures were announced at 9am on Thursday, with Gills facing an opening day trip to Doncaster who were beaten in the League 1 play-off semi finals by Charlton last month, who then went on to beat Sunderland in the final at Wembley.

The date of the fixture, along with ticket information, will be announced in due course.


North Section:

Tranmere Rovers v Hull City

Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers

Wigan Athletic v Stoke City

Port Vale v Burton Albion

Nottingham Forest v Fleetwood Town

Bradford City v Preston North End

Blackpool v Macclesfield Town

Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic

Mansfield Town v Morecambe

Accrington Stanley v Sunderland

Scunthorpe United v Derby County

Rochdale v Bolton Wanderers

Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City

Middlesbrough v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United

Sheffield Wednesday v Bury

Salford City v Leeds United

Barnsley v Carlisle United


South Section:

Colchester United v Swindon Town

AFC Wimbledon v Milton Keynes Dons

Oxford United v Peterborough United

Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City

Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient

Wycombe Wanderers v Reading

Charlton Athletic v Forest Green Rovers

Gillingham v Newport County

Luton v Ipswich Town

Stevenage v Southend

Walsall v Crawley Town

Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town

Brentford v Cambridge United

Coventry City v Exeter City

Swansea City v Northampton Town

West Brom v Millwall

Portsmouth v Birmingham City


Ties are due to be played week commencing August 12.