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Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

A short time ago the EFL finally announced who would be playing which Academy side in this year's EFL Trophy.

Quite why we needed two group stage draws this year is beyond me, and the generic fan reaction from those calling for a boycott - well what was presumably meant to create 'tension' succeeded in making it a farce - especially as it appears nobody knew when the draw would actually take place today.

Maybe it's me but we are still waiting for the fixtures and we're now going on almost an hour since it was supposed to begin.

Anyway, for those interested in the Trophy for this season, here is the full draw for the group stage and you'll have to discover your own fixture dates whenever they might be announced.


Group A
Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Leicester City

Group B
Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Wigan Athletic, Middlesbrough

Group C
Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Rochdale, Stoke City

Group D
Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Newcastle United

Group E
Coventry City, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall, West Bromwich Albion

Group F
Bradford City, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Manchester City

Group G
Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Everton

Group H
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Sunderland


Group A
Charlton Athletic, Crawley Town, Portsmouth, Fulham

Group B
Colchester United, Gillingham, Southend United, Reading

Group C
Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers, West Ham United

Group D
Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle, Yeovil Town, Chelsea

Group E
Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County, Swansea City

Group F
Wimbledon, Barnet, Luton Town,
Tottenham Hotspur

Group G
MK Dons, Oxford United, Stevenage, Brighton

Group H
Cambridge United, Northampton Town, Peterborough United, Southampton


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday July 12 2017
Time: 4:06PM

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