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CHECKATRADE TROPHY GROUPS

7 July 2017

The 16 Groups for the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy have been revealed for all 48 League One and League Two Clubs.

The Groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL Clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday 12 July when the 16 invited Under 21 teams are drawn.


EFL Clubs have been placed into their respective Groups in order to minimise overall travel for EFL clubs and fans following feedback from Clubs. This process will be reviewed at the end of the season.


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:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Carlisle United Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers Crewe Alexandra
Fleetwood Town Blackpool Bury Oldham Athletic
Morecambe Wigan Athletic Rochdale Port Vale
Category One club Category One club Category One club Category One club
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Coventry City Bradford City Lincoln City Doncaster Rovers
Shrewsbury Town Chesterfield Mansfield Town Grimsby Town
Walsall Rotherham United Notts County Scunthorpe United
Category One club Category One club Category One club

Category One club

Category One clubs - Northern:

1. Everton
2. Leicester City
3. Manchester City
4. Middlesbrough
5. Newcastle United
6. Stoke City
7. Sunderland
8. West Bromwich Albion

Southern Section

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Charlton Athletic Colchester United Bristol Rovers Exeter City
Crawley Town Gillingham Swindon Town Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth Southend United Wycombe Wanderers Yeovil Town
Category One club Category One club Category One club Category One club
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Cheltenham Town AFC Wimbledon Milton Keynes Dons Cambridge United
Forest Green Rovers Barnet Oxford United Northampton Town
Newport County Luton Town Stevenage Peterborough United
Category One club Category One club Category One club Category One club

Category One clubs - Southern:

1. Brighton & Hove Albion
2. Chelsea
3. Fulham
4. Reading
5. Southampton
6. Swansea City
7. Tottenham Hotspur
8. West Ham United


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