Groups To Be Confirmed For EFL Trophy 2017/18
Following on from the earlier draw for clubs in League One and Two, the 16 invited Category One clubs will soon be given their particular draw.
Split into Northern and Southern sections, each group contains three EFL clubs with and the draw was as follows:
Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe
Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Wigan Athletic
Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Rochdale
Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale
Coventry City, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall
Bradford City, Chesterfield, Rotherham United
Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United
To be drawn in those groups are Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion.
Charlton Athletic, Crawley Town, Portsmouth
Colchester United, Gillingham, Southend United
Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers
Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle, Yeovil Town
Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County
Wimbledon, Barnet, Luton Town
MK Dons, Oxford United, Stevenage
Cambridge United, Northampton Town, Peterborough United
To be drawn in those groups are Brighton, Chelsea, Fulham, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
The final part of the draw allocating Category One clubs to a group will take place on Wednesday July 12 and fixtures should be allocated at that draw as well. All invited sides will play away from home.