Colchester United will play Reading in the Carabao Cup First Round
The game will take place at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 5th September, a week before the U's begin their EFL League Two campaign.
It will be their first competitive fixture of the new 2020/21 season, followed quickly by the first game in the EFL Trophy.
That EFL Trophy game is due to be played in the week beginning 7th September, with the draw being made later today.
Further details of the Carabao Cup game against Reading, and the EFL trophy Group games, will be announced in due course.