COLCHESTER United have been handed a trip to play League Two rivals Crawley Town in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The U's reward for their magnificent third-round win over Tottenham Hotspur last night is an away game at the only other fourth tier side left in the competition, with a place in the last eight of the competition at stake.

Colchester could have been drawn against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool or Manchester City in the fourth round.

But they have been handed a game at Crawley, who beat Championship side Stoke City on penalties last night.

The U's will now travel to Broadfield Stadium twice next month, as they also face the Reds in the league on October 12.

Crawley currently lie eighth in the League Two table, a point above the U's.

Colchester made it through to the fourth round following a stunning penalty shoot-out win over Spurs, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The tie finished 0-0 after 90 minutes but after the match went to spot-kicks, John McGreal's side prevailed with Tom Lapslie scoring the decisive penalty.

Fourth-round ties will be played in the week commencing October 28.

Colchester return to League Two action this weekend when they travel to play Macclesfield Town, on Saturday.