EFL Trophy Group Stage Draw

Tuesday 9 July 2019 14:48

The EFL Trophy Round One Group Stage Draw will take place on Friday with Fulham Under-21s occupying ball number four in the Southern group.

Last season the Young Whites were eliminated at this stage after suffering defeats to Northampton and Oxford before being cruelly beaten in injury time by Wycombe. 

The draw will be live on talkSPORT and Academy Director Huw Jennings will join the discussion panel to react to the draw.

The pool is split into a North and South category and the 48 EFL teams have already been placed into their groups to minimise travel times. The groups and invited clubs are outlined below.



Group A: Gillingham, Colchester United, Ipswich Town.

Group B: Crawley Town, Portsmouth, Oxford United.

Group C: Leyton Orient, AFC Wimbledon, Southend United.

Group D: Coventry City, Forest Green Rovers, Walsall.

Group E: Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Newport County.

Group F: Swindon Town, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle.

Group G: Stevenage, MK Dons, Wycombe Wanderers. 

Group H: Peterborough United, Cambridge United, Northampton Town.


Invited Clubs: 

1. Arsenal

2. Brighton & Hove Albion

3. Chelsea

4. Fulham

5. Norwich City

6. Southampton

7. Tottenham Hotspur

8. West Ham United 



Group A: Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Sunderland.

Group B: Accrington Stanley, Oldham United, Fleetwood Town. 

Group C: Bury, Salford United, Tranmere Rovers.

Group D: Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, Macclesfield Town.

Group E: Crewe Alexandra, Burton Albion, Mansfield Town.

Group F: Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Rochdale.

Group G: Blackpool, Carlisle United, Morecambe. 

Group H: Doncaster United, Rotherham United, Lincoln City.


Invited Clubs: 

1. Aston Villa

2. Everton

3. Leicester City

4. Liverpool

5. Manchester City

6. Manchester United

7. Newcastle United

8. Wolverhampton Wanderers