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U’S TO FACE COBBLERS AND THE POSH IN CHECKATRADE TROPHY GROUP STAGE

7 July 2017

The initial group draw has taken place for the Checkatrade Trophy with Cambridge United set to face local rivals Peterborough United and Northampton Town with a Category One club to be added next week.

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.

United will be joined in the group stage by one of the following Under 21 teams:

Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea
Fulham
Reading
Southampton
Swansea City
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United


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