West Ham United will learn their opponents for the 2009/10 Carling Cup second round from on Wednesday night with the match provisionally scheduled to be played in a fortnight.
Gianfranco Zola's team, along with a dozen other top-flight sides, will join the competition in the draw from 10pm once the first round is concluded with Wednesday night's three ties. Last season, in Zola's second match in charge, the Hammers were knocked out in the third round after a 1-0 defeat by Watford.
West Ham were 4-1 winners against Macclesfield Town in last year's second round, but only after Lee Bowyer forced extra time with a late equaliser. Carlton Cole, Zavon Hines and Kyel Reid all then struck during the additional 30 minutes to ensure the club's progress.
The club have twice reached the League Cup final but have never triumphed, losing in 1966 and 1981 to West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool respectively. This year's final will be staged at Wembley on Sunday 28 February 2010.