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Wolves U21s drawn into Iron's Checkatrade Trophy group

18 July 2018

It was confirmed this afternoon that Wolves' Under-21s will be in the Northern Section Group H of the Checkatrade Trophy, alongside the Iron, Lincoln City and Mansfield Town.

Fixture dates and whether the games are home or away will be announced by the EFL in due course.

Held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London, this season’s Round One draw saw 16 invited U21 teams placed into their respective Northern and Southern Section Groups.

The 48 EFL Clubs have been placed into pre-determined Groups, with consideration given to ensure travel time is minimised for supporters and recovery time is maximised for players. 

In addition, if there is a situation where two teams meet in the Group Stages for a second successive season, then the Club who was at home in 2017/18 will play away in 2018/19. All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages. 

The format for this year’s competition is much the same as 2017/18, with only a couple of small changes to the Regulations. Players from EFL Clubs who are out on loan in the National League and below are now eligible to feature in the competition, while invited teams have been restricted to fielding two players over the age of 21 and more than 40 first-team appearances.


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