Millwall first up in cup

West Ham United will play Millwall in the 2009/10 Carling Cup second round with the match provisionally scheduled to be played in the week beginning Monday 24 August.

Gianfranco Zola's team, along with a dozen other top-flight sides, join the competition at this stage with the first round having concluded on Wednesday night. 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. will confirm the date, kick-off time and ticket news as soon as available.

The clubs have never met in the League Cup before with 22 league encounters and one FA Cup tie. West Ham have won eight and Millwall five. The most recent meeting was a 1-1 draw in the Championship back on 16 April 2005 when Marlon Harewood equalised after an early Barry Hayles strike.

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.

Carling Cup second round draw
Ties to be played week commencing August 24.

West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United
Norwich City v Sunderland
Tranmere Rovers v Bolton Wanderers
Queen's Park Rangers v Accrington Stanley
Bristol City v Carlisle United
Leyton Orient v Stoke City
Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday
Hull City v Southend United
Leeds United v Watford
Cardiff City v Bristol Rovers
Portsmouth v Hereford United
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swindon Town
Gillingham v Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool v Wigan Athletic
Southampton v Birmingham City
Preston North End v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town
West Ham United v Millwall
Hartlepool United v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Reading v Barnsley
Swansea City v Scunthorpe United
Doncaster Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur
Peterborough United v Ipswich Town