13 Premier League sides, including Newcastle, will find out on Tuesday evening who they will face in the second round of the EFL Cup.  

The ties will take place later this month, with Steve Bruce hoping to better the Magpies’ recent form in the competition in previous years. 

Newcastle, who have never won the competition, have reached the last eight of the tournament twice in the past five seasons, however, they’ve lost out to Championship side Nottingham Forest in the second round in consecutive years.

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In terms of player selection, Bruce will more than likely stick to the protocol used by top-flight bosses and ring the changes for the tie later this month, giving fringe players the chance to stake their claim for a potential Premier League start. 

So here at Read Newcastle, we’ve decided to take a look at five players who could well star for the Magpies in the first domestic cup competition of the new season.