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Checkatrade Trophy draw

7 July 2017

Accrington Stanley will come up against former boss Paul Cook's Wigan Athletic in the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Stanley have been drawn in Group B in the Northern Section and will also face League One newly promoted side Blackpool, who have just signed former Stanley star Jimmy Ryan.

The Groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday 12th July when the 16 invited Under 21 teams are drawn. For the Northern section these are: Everton, Leicester, Man City, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Stoke, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion.

The Group stage fixtures will also be confirmed next Wednesday, with invited under 21 teams to play all Group games away from home.

The Groups are as follows:

Northern Groups

Group A

Carlisle United

Fleetwood Town

Morecambe

Category 1 Club

Group B

Accrington Stanley

Blackpool

Wigan Athletic

Category 1 Club

Group C

Blackburn Rovers

Bury

Rochdale

Category 1 Club

Group D

Crewe Alexandra

Oldham Athletic

Port Vale

Category 1 Club

Group E

Coventry City

Shrewsbury Town

Walsall

Category 1 Club

Group F

Bradford City

Chesterfield

Rotherham United

Category 1 Club

Group G

Lincoln City

Mansfield Town

Notts County

Category 1 Club

Group H

Doncaster Rovers

Grimsby Town

Scunthorpe United

Category 1 Club


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