The Royals have been drawn against Peterborough United in the second round of the newly named Capital One Cup.
Brian McDermott’s men will face the Posh at the Madejski Stadium after the draw was made live on Sky Sports News.
Reading were a seeded club as the draw is based on finishing positions in the 2011/12 season, while Premier League clubs competing in UEFA competitions will enter the tournament in Round Three.
The tie will take place in the week commencing 27 August. The time, date and ticket details will be confirmed in due course.