Friday, 7 July 2017


Checkatrade Trophy - Walsall Named in Northern Section Group E

Checkatrade Trophy - Walsall Named in Northern Section Group E

The controversial Checkatrade Trophy has been split into sixteen groups ahead of next Wednesday's draw with the Saddlers being pitted against some familiar opposition.
The EFL have revealed the sixteen groups for the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy, with all forty-eight League One and League Two clubs being named.

The groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday, 12th July when the 16 invited Under-21 teams are drawn.

Jon Whitney's Saddlers have been named in Northern Section - Group E alongside Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town with one of the sixteen elite Under-21 sides to be added during the upcoming draw.

The Saddlers, Sky Blues and Shrews will come up against one of the following teams in the Group stage; Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland or West Bromwich Albion.

The group stage fixtures will also be confirmed next Wednesday, with invited Under-21 teams to play all group games away from home.

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