STOKE CITY have been drawn away at Tranmere Rovers in the 3rd Round of the Capital One Cup after overcoming Walsall on Wednesday night.
Mark Hughes’ side will travel to Prenton Park to take on the League One promotion chasers during the week commencing 23 September.
It will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in the League Cup, whilst you have to cast your mind back to Boxing Day 2001 for the last encounter between the two side's.
Mark Hughes said: "Ideally you would want a home tie, but if you don't get that then you hope to draw a lower league team, because being a Premier League team we should be favourites.
"We will go to Tranmere and give them the respect they deserve because they are a good side.
"We have the quality in our squad to go there and be positive though, and hopefully we will put the right performance in to secure us a place in the next round of the competition."
Ticket details and fixture date confirmation will be announced in due course.