Sunderland U23s to face Cardiff and Blackburn, plus one other, in Premier League Cup group
Sunderland Under-23s have been drawn to meet Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers in the Under-23 Premier League Cup group stage.
The Black Cats, coached by Andy Welsh, will also meet either Burnley or Watford, who face a final qualifying tie on Monday.
The top teams in each of the eight sections will reach the knockout stage.
Newcastle are in Group A alongside Southampton, Swansea City and Bristol City, while Middlesbrough meet Charlton, Fulham and AFC Wimbledon in Group F.