Norwich enter EFL Trophy

Ipswich could be facing Norwich City (U21’s) next season as the newly promoted team have accepted an invitation to compete in next seasons EFL Trophy.

Ipswich last beat Norwich back in April 2009, will be playing in the competition for first time following relegation to the third tier.

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.