Published: 00:00, 13 August 2014 |
Updated: 14:10, 13 August 2014
Gillingham will be in the hat for the Capital One Cup second round draw – alongside Manchester United.
The Gills could pull a dream draw as Premier League clubs not in Europe enter at the second round stage.
A nightmare campaign for the Red Devils last season leaves them in the unusual position of facing a second round match in the League Cup.
The draw takes place on Wednesday night, live on Sky Sports, after the first round match between Coventry City and Cardiff City.
A seeded draw means the Gills will face higher league opposition, with the likes of Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Stoke City.
Clubs exempt from the draw and entering at the third round stage are Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Hull, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Peter Taylor’s Gillingham made it through to the second round after beating Yeovil Town 2-1, thanks to goals from Brennan Dickenson and Aaron Morris.
Last season the Gills were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City but the year before they beat the same opponents to earn a tie against Middlesbrough, which they lost 2-0.
First round defeats to Brighton and Norwich had preceded that but in 2009 the Gills made it through to round two, where they met Blackburn Rovers. Mark Stimson’s side lost 3-1.
Peter Taylor’s last spell with the Gills saw his team knocked out by Bolton Wanderers.
The next round takes place week commencing August 25.
Who the Gills could face. Seeded teams and numbers for tonight's draw;
1 Bournemouth 2 Aston Villa, 3 Bolton, 4 Brighton, 5 Burnley, 6 C Palace, 7 Derby, 8 Fulham, 9 Leeds, 10 Leicester, 11 Man Utd, 12 Middlesbrough, 13 Newcastle, 14 Norwich, 15 N Forest, 16 QPR, 17 Reading, 18 Southampton, 19 Stoke, 20 Sunderland, 21 Swansea, 22 Watford, 23 WBA, 24 West Ham, 25 Cardiff or Sheff W.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.