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Papa John's Trophy 22/23 Group Stage Draw

20 June 2022

The EFL have today announced the initial Northern and Southern groups for the 2022/23 Papa John's Trophy.

The Valiants have been placed into Group C with fellow League One side, Shrewsbury Town and League Two newcomers, Stockport County.

A further draw will take place on Thursday 23 June at 11:30 where one of the invited U21 teams will complete our group.

All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages, with the opening ties to take place week commencing 29 August.

The full draw can be seen below

Northern Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Harrogate Town Bolton Wanderers Port Vale Accrington Stanley
Hartlepool United Crewe Alexandra Shrewsbury Town Rochdale
Morecambe Tranmere Rovers Stockport County Salford City
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Barnsley Derby County Barrow Bradford City
Doncaster Rovers Grimsby Town Carlisle United Burton Albion
Lincoln City Mansfield Town Fleetwood Town Sheffield Wednesday

Invited Clubs:

Everton U21, Leeds United U21, Leicester City U21, Liverpool U21, Manchester City U21, Manchester United U21, Newcastle United U21, Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

Southern Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Charlton Athletic AFC Wimbledon Cheltenham Town Peterborough United
Colchester United Crawley Town Milton Keynes Dons Stevenage
Gillingham Portsmouth Walsall Wycombe Wanderers
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Bristol Rovers Exeter City Oxford United Cambridge United
Plymouth Argyle Forest Green Rovers Leyton Orient Ipswich Town
Swindon Town Newport County Sutton United Northampton Town

Invited Clubs:

Arsenal U21, Aston Villa U21, Brighton & Hove Albion U21, Chelsea U21, Crystal Palace U21, Southampton U21, Tottenham Hotspur U21, West Ham United U21

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