Barnet to play in Capital One Cup next season

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Barnet will play in a newly-branded League Cup next season after The Football League agreed a four-year sponsorship deal with credit card company Capital One.

The competition will now be titled the Capital One Cup, the draw for the first round of which will be announced on Thursday, June 14.

All Championship, League One and League Two clubs will go into the hat, except for the two highest placed clubs in last season’s table – Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers – with first round ties to be played in the week beginning August 13 prior to the start of the new domestic season on Saturday, August 18.

Those two relegated Premier League clubs will enter at the second round stage, while the seven top-flight teams in European competition – Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Newcastle United and League Cup holders Liverpool – will join the field in the third round.

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