Runners up drawn with MK Dons, Stevenage plus ?
The runners up of the last two seasons Oxford United have been drawn in Group F alongside MK Dons and Stevenage in this season`s Checkatrade Trophy group stage.
Last years winners are in the Northern section and have a chance to defend their title. Something Barnsley were not able to do as they were promoted into the Championship.
On Wednesday 12th July, the final team will be added to the group as the invited Under 21 sides get added into the competition. Once the draw is complete, home and away fixtures will be revealed.
Our possible Under 21 opponents are:
Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Fulham, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United.
Group Stage draw in full...
Charlton Athletic, Crawley Town, Portsmouth, TBC
Colchester United, Gillingham, Southend United, TBC
Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers, TBC
Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle, Yeovil Town, TBC
Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County, TBC
AFC Wimbledon, Barnet, Luton Town, TBC
Milton Keynes Dons, Oxford United, Stevenage, TBC
Cambridge United, Northampton Town, Peterborough United, TBC
Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, TBC
Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Wigan Athletic, TBC
Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Rochdale, TBC
Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, TBC
Coventry City, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall, TBC
Bradford City, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, TBC
Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County, TBC
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, TBC
Northern Category 1 Under-21 teams:
Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion.