West Ham will make a 360 miles round trip to Wales to face Newport County in the Carabao Cup on a mid-week game in late August.
West Ham were drawn in the southern pool which is supposed to reduce travel for away supporters but it won’t feel like that for many Hammers fans.
The Hammers have played Newport County a total of three times in their combined history, winning one, drawing one and losing one.
The win and the draw came in 1947 in the old Division two while the most recent game resulted in an away loss in the third round FA Cup when John Lyall’s team came unstuck 2-1 at Newport stadium with Byran Robson the only West Ham scorer.
Last year Newport held Spurs to a 1-1 draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup showing the Welsh team can still mix it with the big boys and this game will not be an easy pushover for Manuel Pellegrini and his team.
The away allocation is likely to be around 1,000 although they did offer Spurs a ticket allocation of 1,660 last year after installing an extra 600 temporary seats.