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Gillingham to play Southend at home in opening round of Carabao Cup

Steve Evans and his side have a home game in the first round of the EFL Cup.

18 August 2020

A home tie for the Gills.

Gillingham will play Southend United at home in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The draw was made by former Arsenal and England forward, Paul Merson, live on Sky Sports News on Tuesday morning and it will see Steve Evans and his team welcome the Seasiders to MEMS Priestfield Stadium, who have recently appointed Mark Molesley as their new Manager.

The two teams last met at the same stage of the competition in 2016, however on this occasion the match was at Roots Hall. Gills prevailed 3-1 thanks to goals from Cody McDonald and Jay-Emmanuel Thomas (2).


Full draw:

Northern Section –


Tranmere Rovers v Harrogate Town

Crewe Alexandra v Lincoln City

Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town

Preston North End v Mansfield Town

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City v Blackpool

Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic

Grimsby Town v Morecambe

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town

Derby County v Barrow

Scunthorpe United v Port Vale

Sunderland v Hull City

Burton Albion v Accrington Stanley

Salford City v Rotherham United

Barnsley v Nottingham Forest

Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United


Southern Section –


Bristol City v Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle v Queens Park Rangers

Swindon Town v Charlton Athletic

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

MK Dons v Coventry City

Crawley Town v Millwall

Stevenage v Portsmouth

Peterborough United v Cheltenham Town

Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers

Northampton Town v Cardiff City

Luton Town v Norwich City

Birmingham City v Cambridge United

Newport County v Swansea City

Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon

Reading v Colchester United

Gillingham v Southend

Ipswich v Bristol Rovers


The fixtures are set to take place on Saturday September 5, however this is subject to change. Confirmation regarding the date of the game will be released in due course.

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