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EFL Cup: Reading FC Away To Brighton In Round Three

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The Royals will face fellow Championship side Brighton in the EFL Cup next month.

Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

After two home games in the EFL Cup, Reading will need to win on the road if they are to progress in the competition, as tonight's draw gave them a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion in Round Three.

Of course it was only last weekend that we last played the Seagulls - John Swift and Paul McShane scoring in a 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium. The last time we played Brighton in the cup, we succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in the third round of the 2013-14 FA Cup. The Royals have not played the South Coast side in the League Cup since the 1974-75 campaign, when, after three replays, we progressed.

Like Reading, Brighton have faced League Two and League One opposition in this season's competition so far, defeating Colchester and Oxford 4-2 and 4-0 respectively. The Royals' games have been much closer, beating Plymouth 2-0 before needing a penalty shoot-out to claim victory over MK Dons on Tuesday.

The tie at the AMEX Stadium will be played on Tuesday 20th September at 7:45pm. Ticket details will be released in due course by the club, but hopefully prices aren't sky high again!

Is this a winnable tie Reading fans? Will you be making the trip down to the seaside? Let us know in the comments below.