Friday, 12 July 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

EFL Trophy: Southampton Added to Walsall's Group

Following the news that the Saddlers will face Coventry City and Forest Green Rovers in Round One of the 2019-20 EFL Trophy, we now know which 'invited' team will be joining them in Southern Group D.
All forty-eight EFL clubs were placed into pre-determined groups, with consideration given to ensure travel time is minimised for supporters and recovery time is maximised for players.

Darrell Clarke's’ side, who reached the Second Round of the competition under Dean Keates last season, will take on the Sky Blues, the Green, and Southampton's under-21s.

Taking place on talkSPORT, the sixteen invited teams were added to the pre-determined groups one-by-one as each team learned who they will be taking on in this season's competition.

Walsall, who always suffer when competitions are split into Northern and Southern sections, could've been drawn against Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Fulham, Norwich City, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, or West Ham United.

Kicking off during the week commencing Monday, 2nd September, Walsall will play two of their Group D games on home soil, with further details to follow after Friday’s draw.

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