READING FC will host Birmingham City in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The tie will take place at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday, August 14 after the draw was made in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City by three former winners, Steve McManaman, Dennis Wise and Louis Saha.

Royals were ball 28 in the southern section and the Blues number 3.

It will be the first time the teams have played each in the competition.

Meanwhile, the 2018/19 Championship fixtures will be unveiled at 9am this Thursday.

The full list of Reading fixtures will appear on the Reading Chronicle website.

Pay on the gate

READING FC fans can pay on the gate for the opening pre-season match at non-league Eastleigh on Saturday, June 30 (12.30pm ko).

Tickets for the clash at Silverlake Stadium cost £7 adults and £5 concessions, while under 7s go free.