SUPPORTERS of Burnley, Blackburn and Accrington Stanley could have to set their alarms early if they want to follow the draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup - as it takes place at 4.15am on Thursday.

The draw for the third round will take place in Beijing on at approximately 11:15am local time but the time difference with China means that is 4.15am UK time.

Burnley and Blackburn face off in the second round on Wednesday night meaning one will be guaranteed a spot in the draw, while Accrington Stanley could also be in the hat if they beat Premier League side West Brom on Tuesday.

The timing of the draw is the latest controversy to hit the rebranded competition this season after Charlton were shown to be playing two teams in a graphic displaying the first round draw and John Salako got confused about which teams were playing at home or away in the previous round's draw.

The seven Premier League clubs who qualified for European competitions enter the draw at the third round stage, including holders Manchester United.