The League Cup draw has been made this afternoon.
So what would it be for City? Despite the tournament’s diminished importance, this is comfortably our most plausible chance of silverware and a route into Europe, so there is some interest in its outcome.
As a seeded club, we were guaranteed someone from a lower division. An easy progress-ensuring home tie against some hopeless Fourth Division outfit? Or perhaps someone new and interesting away to satisfy the tick-grounders among us?
“Ha!” scoffed the League Cup. “It’s Leyton Orient away for you lot.”