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READ | Town's Checkatrade Trophy Group Revealed

7 July 2017

The 16 Groups for the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy have been revealed for all 48 League One and League Two clubs - and the Mariners will face Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and a Category 1 club.

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.

The Northern Category 1 clubs are:

Leicester City
Manchester City
Newcastle United
Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion

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