Carabao Cup Third Round draw details as Newcastle United look to avoid shock at Tranmere Rovers

Eddie Howe’s men could secure their place in the last 32 on Wednesday night.

Newcastle United set out on the road to Wembley on Wednesday night when they visit Tranmere Rovers in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The trip to Prenton Park sees the Magpies start their bid to become only the second side in the club’s history to reach a League Cup final and the first since 1976.

Their hosts are currently sat in the bottom half of the League Two table after losing three of their opening five games of the season.

Rovers needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Morecambe in the previous round and will hope to take a massive scalp in front of the Sky cameras.

A win for either side would see them take their place in the last 32 of the competition and they won’t have to wait very long to find out who their third round opposition are.

NewcastleWorld takes a look at the details of the third round draw.

When will the draw take place?

The draw for the third round will take place following the Magpies second round tie at Tranmere.

Should the tie end after 90 minutes and not go into a penalty shoot-out, the draw should get underway at around 9.45pm

How can I watch the third round draw?

The draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with both channels showing the Magpies tie at Prenton Park.

Who is conducting the draw?

A familiar face for United supporters!

Former Magpies midfielder John Barnes may be more well-known for his exploits with Liverpool, but he did put in some impressive displays for Newcastle.

John Barnes will oversee the Carabao Cup third round draw on Wednesday night. Image:: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

After moving to St James Park in the summer of 1997, Barnes scored seven goals in all competitions during his first season on Tyneside, including a brilliant strike in a 1-0 win at West Ham United and a Champions League goal in a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kiev.

Ultimately, Barnes’ best years were far behind him by the time he’d moved to Newcastle and left the club to join Charlton Athletic in February 1999.

Barnes’ former Liverpool team-mate John Aldridge will join him to conduct the draw.

Which clubs have already secured their place in the third round draw?

The second round ties got underway on Tuesday night and there was a major shock at Crawley Town as they claimed a 2-0 win over Fulham.

League One club Derby County knocked out Steve Bruce’s West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Stockport County.

Joining at this stage are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur after their participation in European competitions meant they were exempt from the second round.

Carabao Cup third-round ball numbers

1 AFC Bournemouth

2 Arsenal

3 Aston Villa

4 Blackburn Rovers

5 Brentford

6 Burnley

7 Charlton Athletic

8 Chelsea

9 Crawley Town

10 Crystal Palace

11 Derby County

12 Everton

13 Gillingham

14 Leicester City

15 Lincoln City

16 Liverpool

17 Manchester City

18 Manchester United

19 Milton Keynes Dons

20 Morecambe

21 Newport County

22 Nottingham Forest

23 Sheffield Wednesday

24 Southampton

25 Stevenage

26 Tottenham Hotspur

27 West Ham United

28 Wolverhampton Wanderers

29 Forest Green Rovers or Brighton & Hove Albion

30 Leeds United or Barnsley

31 Tranmere Rovers or Newcastle United

32 Wycombe Wanderers or Bristol City