The First Round of the Football League Cup which will be known as the Capital One Cup following a change in sponsorship will be drawn on June 14th, the Football League has announced.
The First Round this season will be played before the Football League season starts on August 18th and City, who will no longer be seeded following relegation to League One, will play on either August 14th or 15th.
All the Championship clubs apart from Bolton and Blackburn along with all the League One and Two clubs enter at the First Round stage.
The winners of the First Round matches could face one of thirteen Premier League teams in the Second Round which is to be played on August 27th and 28th.
The Premier League clubs involved in European Competition will come in at the Third Round stage on September 25/26.