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18 July 2018 : EFL Trophy Group Stage : Academy Clubs Picked Out As Glovers Get Hammers
The final segment of the EFL Trophy Group Stage draw for the 2018-19 Season has been made today. The purpose of today's draw, which took place in the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, was to decide which 'invited clubs' - the Under-21 sides from EPPP Category 1 Academy teams - fall into which Groups. Yeovil Town were already known to be in Southern Section Group D, and along with Exeter City and Bristol Rovers, they have now been drawn to play against West Ham United U21.

All Under-21 sides are forced to play their Group Stage matches away from home, so this game is expected to be played at Huish Park. The matches against Exeter City and Bristol Rovers will be randomly drawn home or away.

The full draw is as follows:

Group A: Carlisle United, Morecambe, Sunderland, Stoke City U21
Group B: Bury, Fleetwood Town, Rochdale, Leicester City U21
Group C: Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Macclesfield, West Bromwich Albion U21
Group D: Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, Manchester City U21
Group E: Burton Albion, Port Vale, Walsall, Middlesbrough U21
Group F: Barnsley, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Everton U21
Group G: Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Notts County, Newcastle United U21
Group H: Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Scunthorpe United, Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

Group A: Crawley Town, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur U21
Group B: Cambridge United, Colchester United, Southend United, Southampton U21
Group C: Newport County, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town, Chelsea U21
Group D: Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Yeovil Town, West Ham United U21
Group E: Cheltenham Town, Coventry City, Forest Green Rovers, Arsenal U21
Group F: Northampton Town, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers, Fulham U21
Group G: AFC Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Stevenage, Swansea City U21
Group H: Luton Town, Milton Keynes, Peterborough United, Brighton and Hove Albion U21

Link: EFL Trophy 2018-19 Competition Rule Changes.

Link: 2018-19 Season Key Dates.

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