Albion have been seeded for next week's Capital One Cup first round draw.

The Seagulls, beaten in extra-time by Newport County at the Amex last season, are among 18 Championship and League One clubs seeded in the southern section.

The non-seeds include Crawley and Portsmouth.

The Capital One Cup tie will be Sami Hyypia's second game in charge in the week commencing August 11.

The draw takes place next Tuesday at 10am.

Albion's Championship fixtures will be published on The Argus website the following morning at 9am and in the paper on Thursday June 19.

Hyypia's first match at the helm will be the Championship opener on Saturday August 9.