EFL Trophy Draw next Friday

Town will learn their EFL Trophy opponents when the draw for the group stage is made on Friday 12th July at 12.30pm. 

Town will be entering the competition for the first time, with the draw taking place live on talkSPORT.

The 64 clubs who have entered next season’s EFL Trophy will be divided into 16 groups of four, with eight northern groups and eight southern groups. The first round of fixtures is scheduled to take place in the week commencing September 2. 

The group stage of the competition is heavily regionalised, raising the prospect of games against Colchester, Cambridge, Peterborough or Southend, but the placement of the category one academy teams is not based on geography.

Meanwhile, today sees the start of Towns pre-season friendlies, taking on Bundesliga side SC Paderborn 07 (kicking off 14:00 UK time).

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