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Chris Watson

Carabao Cup second round draw details and Nottingham Forest ball number revealed

The 2022-23 Carabao Cup is under way earnest and Nottingham Forest will soon discover their first opponents in this season's competition.

The majority of the first round ties are on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Cambridge United were already into the second round after beating Millwall 1-0 last week.

Forest enter at the second round stage, along with some of their Premier League counterparts. Last season, they beat Bradford City in the first round before losing 4-0 at home to Wolves.

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It is a cup that the Reds have won four times in their illustrious history, though not since 1990. Here are a couple of key competition rules to be aware of, plus details of the draw for the next round...

No extra time

If scores are level after 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to a penalty shoot-out. There will be no extra-time.


Teams can name up to nine substitutes on the bench, and are allowed to use a maximum of five.

Second round draw

The draw for the second round will take place on Wednesday (August 10), live on Sky Sports, following the end of the televised game between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

It will be hosted by Sky's new Carabao Cup presenter Mark Chapman, with former Crystal Palace and Birmingham City striker Clinton Morrison and Sunderland hero Michael Gray selecting the ties.

The 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European competitions will enter at this stage, alongside Burnley and Watford from the Championship.

The draw remains regionalised at this point, so will again be split into southern and northern sections. Forest are in the northern section.

Second round ties are due to be played during the week beginning August 22.

Ball numbers


1 Aston Villa

2 Barrow

3 Bolton Wanderers

4 Bradford City

5 Burnley

6 Derby County

7 Everton

8 Fleetwood Town

9 Grimsby Town

10 Leeds United

11 Leicester City

12 Lincoln City

13 Morecambe

14 Newcastle United

15 Nottingham Forest

16 Preston North End

17 Rochdale

18 Shrewsbury Town

19 Stockport County

20 Tranmere Rovers

21 Wolverhampton Wanderers

22 Blackburn Rovers or Hartlepool United

23 Middlesbrough or Barnsley

24 Port Vale or Rotherham United

25 Sheffield Wednesday or Sunderland AFC

26 West Bromwich Albion or Sheffield United


1 AFC Bournemouth

2 Brentford

3 Brighton & Hove Albion

4 Cambridge United

5 Charlton Athletic

6 Colchester United

7 Crawley Town

8 Crystal Palace

9 Exeter City

10 Forest Green Rovers

11 Fulham

12 Gillingham

13 Milton Keynes Dons

14 Newport County

15 Norwich City

16 Oxford United

17 Portsmouth

18 Southampton

19 Stevenage

20 Walsall

21 Watford

22 Wycombe Wanderers

23 Coventry City or Bristol City

24 Plymouth Argyle or Peterborough United

Who would you like to see Forest draw? Let us know in the comments section.


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