The second round of the Captial One Cup - that's the latest name for the League Cup - has been made this lunchtime and will see Sunderland pitted against fellow seaside opposition in the form of Morecambe FC.
The game will be at the Stadium Of Light at some point in the week starting August 27th, with ticket details and information set to be announced in the not too distant future. It seems highly unlikely that the game will be moved for TV, but stranger things have happened.
Our League Two opponents don't boast any particularly known household names, however it's worth noting that former Sunderland reserve team winger Neil Wainwright was with the club for a prolonged period until recently, while Gateshead born striker Richard Brodie has recently arrived from Crawley Town on loan.
The tie offers Sunderland an excellent chance to make it through to the third round where the teams in Europe this season join the competition and things heat up a little. It would be nice to not have an early exit this time around.
Full Draw For Capital One Cup Second Round
Preston North End v Crystal Palace
Watford v Bradford City
Swansea City v Barnsley
Yeovil Town v West Bromwich Albion
Coventry City v Birmingham City
West Ham United v Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Carlisle United v Ipswich Town
Peterborough United v Reading
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Burnley v Plymouth Argyle
Queens Park Rangers v Walsall
Stevenage v Southampton
Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
Swindon Town v Stoke City
Aston Villa v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Bolton Wanderers
Gillingham v Middlesbrough
Northampton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Everton v Leyton Orient
Milton Keynes Dons v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United v Oxford United
Sunderland v Morecambe
Norwich City v Scunthorpe United