Albion have been drawn at home to League Two side Boston United in the first round of the Carling Cup.

The tie at Withdean in the week commencing August 21 gives the cash-strapped Seagulls the chance of landing a Premiership club in round two.

Twelve Premiership teams enter the competition in the second round. The other eight, involved in Europe, are exempt until round three.

The clash against Boston will have special significance for Michel Kuipers if he is still with Albion by then.

The transfer-listed Dutch goalkeeper had two loan spells with Boston last season.

Swindon, relegated to League Two last season and now managed by Dennis Wise, visit Withdean for a pre-season friendly on Friday, July 28 (7.45pm).

The Seagulls' League One fixture list is out today and they have requested a home game or permission to rearrange their match on Saturday, August 26, to avoid clashing with Sussex's appearance in the C&G Trophy final at Lord's