Baggies drawn at home in League CupALBION will host Port Vale in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup.
The Baggies last faced the Valiants in a competitive fixture in 2000 and will be on their guard against a League One outfit who knocked out Burnley in Round 1 of this season's competition.
However, for Albion fans, the League Cup tie will most likely rekindle memories of the club's 1993 Wembley play-off final success over Vale.
Tony Pulis' side were one of 24 seeded teams in Thursday night's draw and could only face a non-seeded team in Round 2.
Ties are to be played the week commencing August 24 and Albion will announce ticket details in due course.