Newport County handed trip to Brighton in Capital One Cup

Newport players celebrate securing promortion at Wembley

Newport County have been drawn away to Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Justin Edinburgh's side will visit the Amex Stadium during the week commencing 5 August.

It will be Newport's first appearance in the competition since the 1987-88 season.

Newport lost 6-0 over two legs to Crystal Palace in the second round of the Littlewoods Cup in 1987.

"I think it is a fabulous draw for the club and the fans," said Tim Harris, the Director of Football at Newport County.

"I think they are really excited by the fact that the Capital One Cup is seeded and we get the opportunity to play down in Brighton.

"It is a fantastic opportunity for the players, for the fans and everybody involved with the club. I am sure everyone is really looking forward to it."

County were relegated from the Football League following the 1987-88 season and were liquidated in 1989.

Newport ended their 25-year Football League exile with a 2-0 win over Wrexham in the Conference Premier Final at Wembley which secured promotion to League Two.

Brighton missed out on promotion to the Premier League at the end of last season after defeat to Crystal Palace in the play-offs.

Manager Gus Poyet along with assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway were suspended by Brighton in the wake of the play-off semi-final defeat.

Taricco has been cleared to return to his job by the club but the Seagulls confirmed in a statement on the club website that "internal processes" concerning Poyet and Oatway were still ongoing.

The full draw:

Bury v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale

Preston North End v Blackpool

Barnsley v Scunthorpe United

Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town

York City v Burnley

Notts County v Fleetwood Town

Sheffield United v Burton Albion

Oldham Athletic v Derby County

Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers

Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United

Leeds United v Chesterfield

Huddersfield Town v Bradford City

Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday

Port Vale v Walsall

Gillingham v Bristol City

AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth

Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City

Brentford v Dagenham and Redbridge

Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers

Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

Southend United v Yeovil Town

Millwall v AFC Wimbledon

Swindon Town v Torquay United

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle

Stevenage v Ipswich Town

Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town

Bristol Rovers v Watford

Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons

Leyton Orient v Coventry City

Colchester United v Peterborough United

Brighton and Hove Albion v Newport County