Date confirmed for Sunderland’s Carling Cup trip to Brighton’s American Express Community Stadium

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SUNDERLAND’S Carling Cup second round fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion will be on Tuesday August 23.

It will be the Black Cats’ first cup meeting with Brighton and their first visit to the South Coast club’s new new American Express Community Stadium, which opened last month.

Gus Poyet’s Seagulls beat Gillingham 1-0 in the first round. Sunderland enter the competition in the second round.

Ticket details have not yet been released.